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Tuesday Morning Tidy: Holiday Activities for Kids

This year, more than ever before, we are all looking for ways to make this season feel exciting and special. In addition, we are running out of ideas for keeping entertained, while also staying socially distant and spending time inside. Holiday movies are a great go-to for evening relaxation after a busy day, but keeping the days busy can be pretty difficult right now. So, in light of this, we wanted to share a few ways we plan to keep our families entertained and celebratory over these next several weeks.



Cookie baking - We will share our favorite cookie recipes this Friday!



Create-a-Face Christmas Sticker Book - I found this at Costco years ago, and it's a great activity while I need to get ready in the morning or entertain kids for 15 minutes or so.


Favorite books

- Polar Express

- Mary Engelbreit's Nutcracker

- T'was the Night Before Christmas

- The Christmas Story

- 12 Days of Christmas

- Snowmen at Night

- Blizzard



Craft kits - I actually stock up on these from Michael's craft store at the end of the season each year, and then put them away with the holiday decor. I pull them out with the decorations the following year. The kids just finished painting some ornaments!



Gingerbread Kits - These affordable house kits can be picked up at Target, Costco or craft stores for about $10 each. Trader Joe's has had an ugly sweater cookie kit in recent years, and we just made some Gingerbread ninja cookies from Aldi!



Advent Calendars - These are handy to get kids excited about getting up and starting the day, especially if they've got virtual learning ahead!

- Legos

- Chocolate

- Playmobil


Felt Tree or Menorah - If you have really little ones, these felt decorations affixed to the wall are a fun way to celebrate the holiday! They are available on Etsy or you could make your own.



Puzzles - There was a run on puzzles this past spring, and for good reason! Puzzles have long been a source of entertainment, so pull out a holiday puzzle and pour yourself some hot cocoa!


Cosmic Kids Yoga - There are several winter-themed yoga videos available on this popular YouTube channel. Sometimes, you just need to move!


Maybe, just maybe, it will be a cold winter where you are, and you can enjoy some afternoons of sledding and snowmen too. In the meantime, we will be cookie baking, puzzle assembling and yoga-ing with bells on!




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