If you have young children, chances are that December goes by in a crazy blur of excitement. Whether you’re trying to calm the chaos or are looking for ways to make the festive season even more special, here are some fun Christmas activities.

 

Christmas crafts for kids

Arts and crafts are the perfect festive activity because as well as making the house look great, they’re a nice indoor activity for when it’s freezing cold outside. Not to mention, it also provides important bonding time for you and the little ones.

Some ideas include:

- Putting up the Christmas tree

- Making your own decorations

- If your child is in a nativity play, you can make their costume together

- Decorating stockings

- Making Christmas cards to send to friends and family

- Baking Christmas cookies (make sure to save one for Santa)

If you’re feeling inspired to embrace your creative side, there are plenty more ideas at activity Village. Visit their website for more details: https://www.activityvillage.co.uk/christmas-crafts 

 

Christmas songs for kids

Playing and singing your favourite carols are a great way to get into the festive spirit and leave everyone feeling suitably jolly. Whether you’re in the car, walking to school, going shopping or are putting up the tree at home, some of our top Christmas songs for kids include:

- We Wish You a Merry Christmas

- Jingle Bells

- Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer

- Away in a Manger

- 12 Days of Christmas

- Here Comes Santa Claus

- Santa Got Stuck up the Chimney

- Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree

- Frosty The Snowman

If you don’t have any Christmas songs already, you can listen to your favourite tunes for free on YouTube or Spotify.

 

Kids’ Christmas Party

If you’re really getting into the swing of things, why not host a kids’ Christmas party? You could even get a group of friends together and plan it together so you don’t have to take on the burden of organising it alone.

When planning your party, don’t forget:

- Food – you can keep it simple with finger foods or head to any supermarket where party foods tend to line the shelves at this time of year

- Music – play all the well-known Christmas songs and everyone will be singing along in no time

- Decorations – making your own can also be one of the activities at the party

- Gifts – if you organise a Secret Santa then everyone only has to worry about buying one child a gift

- Games – as well as burning off some energy by dancing to Christmas songs arrange some party games. For Christmas inspired games visit: https://icebreakerideas.com/christmas-games-kids/

 

Christmas movies for kids

If you’ve attempted all of the above, you’re probably exhausted by now. Settling down in front of the TV is a great way to unwind while still feeling festive. Some great Christmas movies for kids include:

- The Snowman

- Santa Buddies

- Frozen

- The Christmas Chronicles

- The Grinch

- The Little Drummer Boy

- Disney’s A Christmas Carol

- Shrek The Hall

- Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas

- Jingle All the Way

- Elf

- Miracle on 34th Street

- The Polar Express

- Curious George: A Very Monkey Christmas

- The Santa Clause

- The Muppet Christmas Carol

- Arthur Christmas

 

Tigers Day Nurseries wishes you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year and please don’t forget to check our term dates so you know when we’re closed over the holidays.