With the Christmas break just around the corner, there really is no better
time to spend quality time with the whole family. Here at Tutor Doctor
we thought we would share with you some fun and festive activities to
do with the kids this Christmas. It really is the most wonderful time
of the year!
Christmas wreaths aren’t only festive, but are great fun to decorate.
Get your kids to use bows, ornaments and mini bells to give your wreath
a really Christmassy look. If your child enjoys getting crafty you could
even get them to dip some twigs and leaves in glitter and attach them
If you want to get the whole family involved then going out on a festive
walk is also a fun way to gather up pinecones, twigs and evergreen branches
Write a letter to Santa
It’s important that your child practices their writing skills even
when they aren’t at school. A really fun and easy way to encourage
this is to get them to write a letter to Santa. Make sure they practice
their neatest handwriting as they are going to be sending it to the North Pole!
Baking is a fun and festive way to spend a free afternoon during the Christmas
holidays. Weighing out ingredients and counting whilst your child is baking
is also a really easy way to get them to use maths during their winter
break. There are all sorts of yummy treats to bake such as cookies, gingerbread
men, cup cakes and shortbread. Get the kids to decorate with festive icing
designs and sprinkles. Be sure to check out the BBC’s Christmas
section for some easy-peasy festive baking ideas
Decorate the Christmas tree
Decorating the Christmas tree is a fun tradition to do as a whole family.
Let the kids pick out the colour scheme and get them to choose where each
decoration goes. Salt dough decorations are also a really creative way
to let your child add their own personal touch to the tree. Here’s
Salt Dough Recipe
- 1 cup/270g Salt
- 1 cup/150g Flour
- 1/2 cup/120ml water
Simply mix the ingredients together until the consistency is like play
dough. Next you need to shape it. Choose from a Christmas tree, gingerbread
man or you could just let your child be creative. Finally, carve a message
using the end of a fork or get the kids to press in their footprints or
handprints. Bake at 100 C for 3 hours. Once it’s cooled it can be painted.
Visit Christmas markets
There are tons of Christmas markets all over the country during December.
It’s a great way to spend time as a family with loads of fun activities
to get involved in, yummy food to try, festive music and German market
stalls to keep your children entertained. We guarantee it will make you
all super excited for Christmas!
Here are some of the best ones to visit this
Watch some Christmas films together
Spending the afternoon watching Christmas movies with your child is a
must during the holidays. This
list of all-time greatest Christmas movies is sure to inspire your choices. Be sure to not encourage too much screen
time though, it might be Christmas but it’s important to keep the
kids’ brains active too!