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Holiday Activity Ideas

Embrace your inner child & make your season special

Gift Wrap Your Front Door

You can wrap the entire door with wrapping paper, or just put a bow on it. Once you’re done it will be like opening the biggest present every time you get home!

Family Movie Night.

Get the popcorn popping, the lights dimmed low, and snuggle up on the couch for a family movie night. Enjoy one of your holiday favorites and laugh the night away. Some top picks are How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Elf, and A Christmas Story.

Christmas Tree Slumber Party

Pull out your sleeping bags or make some pallets on the ground. Set them up around the Christmas tree, maybe after your Family Movie Night, and share favorite Christmas memories as you drift off to sleep.

Don’t worry, your secret is safe with us if you sneak off to a real bed after the little ones fall asleep!

Crafts Day

Make paper snowflakes, salt cookie ornaments, or personalized Christmas cards. Set aside a few hours of the day to do some fun crafts with the family. Encourage creativity and individuality by seeing each person's unique approach to the craft.

Play a Holiday Game

Pin the nose on Rudolph, do a candy cane scavenger hunt, make a reindeer toss game. There are dozens of ways you can make traditional games into special holiday ones. If you need some help coming up with ideas, here are a few!

Kitchen Creations

Make your own hot chocolate and sugar cookies. Christmas Tree brownies and Santa Hat cheesecake bites. There are so many delicious treats that you can whip up in the kitchen for the holidays! Which one will you try this year?

Donate Toys and Time

A great way to get a jump start on Christmas Day toy chaos is to go through with your kids and pick out their gently used items to donate. Another great activity to put you in the holiday spirit is giving your time. Check out some local opportunities or let us know at The Playful Child that you’d like to help!

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