Try These Activities With Your Kids During the Winter Holidays

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The winter holiday season is one of the most magical times of year for your kids. Not only do they get to spend time with their family and celebrate, but they also get a much-needed break from school. Unfortunately, they can get a little antsy if you don’t keep them occupied, though. If you’re looking for ways to keep your kids engaged during the winter holidays, here are a few activities to try.

Blanket Fort Movie Night

When it comes to doing the laundry, it can be tough to get your kids to help out. Even though almost 78% of people say they’re more excited to get into bed when they have clean sheets, getting to that point can be a bit of a struggle. Why not make chores fun with the reward of a blanket and pillow fort once all of the sheets are cleaned? You might not want to use the sheets that are going on your kids’ beds, but a spare set can help you build the most epic blanket fort your kids have ever seen. Not only does this help you get your kids involved in the housework, but it can provide a fun activity for them to flex their creative and architectural muscles. In addition, building the ultimate blanket fort in preparation for a movie night can be an excellent way to keep your kids engaged for hours at a time. The whole family can even get involved in this project! Want to make your blanket fort more festive for a holiday movie night? Consider adding twinkle lights, holiday figurines, and maybe even a miniature Christmas tree to the interior for your movie night.

Establish a Loose Routine

While your kids might not be thrilled, establishing a loose routine during the winter holidays can help everyone feel more productive, positive, and healthy. Even if the only concrete steps in your routine are eating three square meals and brushing twice daily as per your dentist’s recommendations, making a point to have one is what really counts. And you don’t have to do it alone, either. In fact, your daily routine will likely be more engaging for your kids if you ask them to get involved in planning it with you. Maybe there’s an activity or two they’d like to do every day that you haven’t thought about at all. The best way to keep your kids engaged during the winter holidays is to involve them in the process of planning out the days they’re going to spend at home with you.

Go For a Holiday Lights Walk

Want your kids to stay engaged and active during the winter holidays? It can be tough to get everyone outside when it’s so cold, but the promise of holiday light displays might help! A simple Google search — of which the search engine processes almost 3.5 billion per day — can help you find out whether there are any nearby neighborhoods hosting holiday light displays. Some neighborhoods even host walkthrough tours, which are perfect for getting the family out and about. Simply make sure everyone is bundled up appropriately and then you’re set to walk the streets of your neighborhood and enjoy everyone’s beautiful holiday lights. And when you get back home, a nice mug of hot cocoa can help everyone wind down as you share which of the light displays were your favorites. Keeping your kids engaged during the winter holidays doesn’t have to be a full-time occupation. It doesn’t have to be tedious, either! With these tips and activities, your family will be all set to take full advantage of the winter holiday break.

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