Got kids or grandkids with lots of time on their hands over the holidays, especially before Santa comes? Here’s some come in out of the snow and warm up for a while activities you will both like. Rather than just playing video games or playing on their phones, get their brains creating rather than just receiving . . . garbage in.
Creative Activities for Kids (and You!)
1. Personify your Christmas tree and write a story from its point of view.
2. Congress is debating a law to ban Christmas. Write a letter convincing them to keep it.
3. Make a To-Do list of your top 10 favorite Christmas Activities.
4. You are one of Santa’s Elves. Write a journal entry for one of your days.
5. Create a new holiday tradition for your family. Explain it in detail and why it is important.
6. What is the best Christmas present you ever got? Explain why it meant so much to you.
7. What do you think Santa would like for Christmas? You can make a list and explain why he wants or needs each item.
8. If you could give one gift to every boy and girl in the world, what would it be and why?
9. What do you think Christmas was like 100 years ago?
10. An ornament on your tree is enchanted. Where did it come from and what does it do?
1. Illustrate the story you wrote above.
2. The North Pole
3. Illustrate an ornament, as a gift for someone.
4. The Best Christmas Dinner Ever
5. Christmas Carolers
Easy Paper Crafts
1. 3-D Snowflakes
2. Christmas Tree Ornaments
3. 3-D Christmas Trees
4. Table Ornaments
5. Paper Flowerball Ornament
6. Paper Plate Art
7. Paper Bag or Finger Puppets
Table Ornament https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i8MkvYSLLPM
Paper ball tree ornament https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OIoCSDZGk5I
Papercut snowflakes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CdndXaH2VSs
Paper Flowerball ornament https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PCdSMhp0GPA
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