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Holiday Activities For Kids
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Holiday Activities for Kids

Many parents feel overwhelmed during bad weather or school breaks. You want to engage your children, but at the same time, you don't really know what to do or how to get them away from the television or game system. The holiday seasons are perfect opportunities to get kids, not only in the holiday spirit, but involved in the festivities.

Fortunately, one year contains many major holidays to observe and the same principals which apply to Christmas or New Year's Day can also apply at Easter or any other festive season.

Here are several ideas for involving your children in the holidays no matter what time of year it is.

Food:

The holidays typically involve lots of food and this creates a wonderful opportunity for children to help you cook. Food can be just as wonderful and welcome as any other present during a festive season and there are simple recipes across the internet to celebrate every one.

Let kids literally play with food while you are cooking. A simple pie shell purchased from the refrigerated section at the grocery store can be used for everything from "pop-overs" to small pot pies. This is something kids can use their hands to touch and shape. Let them coat their dough shapes in colored sugar respective of the holidays.

Cookie dough is another item that kids enjoy working with and they can create a number of dishes from. You can purchase ready-made cookie dough at most stores in a variety of locations. Sugar cookie dough makes an excellent crust for a fruit pizza.

Decorating Ideas:

Memory ornaments are a wonderful way to commemorate Christmas and to keep the most important events of the year chronicled. Many people like to make one of these, per person, each year. Plastic ornaments that you can fill are available in most places today. The main goal is to fill the ornament with small pictures and strips of paper mentioning the year's notable events. These can be decorated with the year over the top and strung up with ribbon on the tree.

Play-dough or modeling clay is a great way to create ornaments or mementos. Nearly all varieties allow you to bake or cure the finished product to harden it. These can be further decorated with poster paints or gluing sequins, beads or other items.

Dioramas are a great way of creating festive decorations for the holidays. They are great ways to recycle old shoe boxes and tissue boxes that would otherwise simply be tossed in the trash. A diorama is a 3D scene or setting and you can use any theme or object that interests you. Create a landscape, a city or whatever you like within the box. These are some of the activities for kids or activities ideas for kids that you can do to keep them entertained during holidays.


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