The Christmas season is a perfect time for each family to create new and wonderful memories. This is the time that many preschool children are looking forward to. Aside from the gifts they will be receiving, one of the things that most kids are excited about when talking about Christmas is the fact that they get to enjoy so many fun activities. So, help your little ones make this vacation time worthwhile by giving them exciting activities that will also give opportunities for learning. Here’s a list of some of the holiday activities for preschoolers to enjoy with during Christmas break.
Going on a holiday light tour
Now that the Christmas day is getting nearer, holiday decorations are everywhere. This is a perfect time for you to pile the kids in the car and drive around the neighborhoods while playing Christmas tunes in the background. It is a fun way to take in the holiday spirit and get more hyped up for Christmas.
Making new ornaments
Making ornaments is a wonderful tradition you can start in your family. Every year, make it a habit to teach your kids how to make a new ornament or Christmas décor. And since your little ones are still at their preschool age, make sure that you choose projects that are simple and easy for them to do. You can do the cutting of the materials, for example, and let them do the design and coloring.
Watching Christmas movies
Your holidays won’t be complete without spending your time watching TV as a family. Spending cold Christmas evenings while watching your favorites Christmas movies is a must. You can even do this as a marathon for the entire week. Make it more exciting for your preschool children by preparing snacks while you enjoy your movies. You can have popcorn for a Monday, then fries on a Tuesday and so on.
Hosting a gingerbread house party
Gingerbread has always been a part of the holiday traditions. This year, you can make it more fun and exciting for your children by hosting a gingerbread house party for their friends and playmates. Give the kids instructions on how to make a simple gingerbread house (and you can use Graham crackers as an alternative). You can have them work in groups and see who can make the most colorful gingerbread house.
Donating to charity
Christmas is a time for giving. Teach your little ones the value of sharing by shopping for some clothes or toys that you can donate to your local charities. Go on a shopping spree and bring your kids along. Because they are the toy experts, let them pick the toys that you will be donating. Also ask them if they have some old stuff they want to donate since they are expecting more gifts this year.
Making gifts is another fun holiday activity that your preschoolers will be excited to do. If they want to give gifts to their teachers, classmates and friends, encourage them to make their own gifts like Christmas cards. If they love to paint and draw, this is the best time to use their creative skills.
Playing video games and board games
Kids will always love to play games. Your preschool children will love it even more if you try and join them while they play their favorite games. Whether they are board games or video games, spend some time to join them and have fun with them. Who knows, you could also be hooked before you know it.
Decorating your Christmas tree
Holiday traditions will never be complete without the Christmas tree. Let your little ones get involved by letting them to help decorate your tree. Have them pick the ornaments for you according to colors and also let them help hang them where they can reach. Assign them small tasks and responsibilities like hanging the candy canes, the bells and Christmas balls. You can also ask them to arrange the gifts at the foot of your Christmas tree. These things may be simple but allowing them to feel a little sense of independence is something your kids will enjoy, too.