The holiday season is typically filled with hot cocoa, snowball fights, ice skating, snuggling up by the fire, and tons of other things. This year, families everywhere are modifying their plans. Although it’s an adjustment, that shouldn’t stop the kids from enjoying some of their favorite winter activities - COVID style.
Here are a few fun things to do this holiday season:
1. Movie nights and hot cocoa
The theatres may be closed but that shouldn’t stop movie night at home PLUS there are endless snacks and drinks. It doesn’t matter if you make the cocoa from scratch or just buy the packets. Throw some marshmallows on top and you’ll be the best parent in the world. Pick your favorite family holiday movie and you’ve got an easy and fun family night. I’ve committed to this for every Friday night but the real challenge is convincing my son that we can’t watch “Jingle Jangle” every week.
2. Show off your decorating skills
I want to believe that everyone has a baker deep down inside or at the very least someone who enjoys cookies. This is the season of decorating sugar cookies and gingerbread houses. It’s easy, get some frosting and sprinkles and make some magic happen. So grab your apron, roll up your sleeves, and get a little messy!
3. Let those creative juices flow
This is probably my favorite. Have a coloring contest, make homemade ornaments or even some paper snowflakes. Things have undoubtedly been a little more stressful than normal so this is a great way to relieve some of that while making some beautiful crafts with your little ones. The real question is will glitter be involved?
4. Build a fort
Whether you want to venture outside and build a snow fort or stay nice and cozy inside and make a blanket fort in the living room, this is so much fun. Let your child’s imagination run wild to create the perfect scene for this fun moment.
5. Snow-time fun!
What would wintertime be if there wasn’t at least one snowball fight? You guys can build a snowman, make snow angels, or even just catch some snowflakes. The best part of this is when you’re done being cold in the snow you can start back at the top of this list to warm up again.
Things may be a little different this year but we can still find sweet moments of enjoyment with our children.
The most important thing isn’t always what you do but the memories that are made in the process.
Deb + Josh