With the holiday season in full swing, it is easy to find
ourselves rushing about to make preparations for impending visits from family
members, parties we need to hosts, and even extra activities in which our
children will be participating. And while we all may have little time calm
down, making sure to find adequate time to make lasting memories with our
little ones is a perfect way to forever enjoy the spirit of these holidays. Before
the new year finally rolls around, try these five kids activities to make
holiday memories that will last a lifetime.
1. Make Your Own
Decorating a Christmas tree with your children can be a fun
and interactive kids activity that the whole family will love. And if you want
to ensure you have holiday memories throughout the years, create your own
homemade ornaments with personal twists of your own. You can use paints, clay,
toothpicks, pipe cleaners, or any other arts and crafts supplies you own for
this kids activity. For an extra addition, frame small copies of your kids
photos with supplies you have at home, and keep them as ornaments to make kids
memories each year.
2. Find Time for a
With so many holiday activities throughout the season, you
may find little time to do anything that’s not already on the schedule. But if
you can spare a few minutes, try gathering together with the whole group to
take a collective family picture. This simple holiday activity will give you a
wonderful picture of everyone together, and provides you with a small piece of
holiday memorabilia that you can keep forever.
Even if you only have your children pose for the camera,
these kids photos can be kept in an album at home, and can be perused years
later as you dream of all of the wonderful holiday memories you created during
3. Paint Holiday
This fun and simple kids activity is a great way to monitor
your children’s creativity throughout the years. For this holiday activity, you
need white ceramic plates and some acrylic paint. Give each one of your kids a
plate, and let them paint on it whatever designs they would like. Make sure to
let the paint dry before anyone uses it for food.
Beyond supplying you with extra dishes, this fun holiday activity
lets you spend family time with the kids, and supplies you with an exciting new
holiday activity tradition that you can do together each year.
4. Try Handmade Gifts
Although it can be tempting to let everyone purchase gifts
for one another during the holiday season, you can make many more holiday
memories by creating your own homemade and handmade gifts for your loved ones. You
can have your children make bookmarks, clay figures, knit items, or try their
hands at any other kids activities. Though the effort may be more, the simple
gesture of making a gift will help create holiday memories for all.
5. Always Stay
While this isn’t a kids activity, it is an extremely
important part of making lasting holiday memories as a family. Because the
holiday season can be stressful, we often find ourselves forgetting about the
beauty of family time, instead wishing that the New Year would finally arrive.
But though it may seem hectic and often times unpleasant, having
a positive attitude towards this once-a-year season will ensure that everyone
stays happy, and that there is ample time to make lasting kids memories.
Have a Wonderful
The holiday season is the
perfect chance to spend family time with those we love. And as you do, keep
these five ideas in mind to create kids memories that you can keep in your mind
for the rest of time.