As the holidays begin to approach, you may be searching for some of the best activities that you and your little one can take part in this Christmas. There are endless holiday activities to choose from, and in today’s article, we will be talking about a few activities that your kiddo will love being a part of during the holidays.
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Hunting For Christmas Lights
If your little one has not had the opportunity to look at some of the countless Christmas light displays that can be found in neighborhoods throughout Arizona, consider going on a scavenger hunt to find houses that are abundant with holiday lighting. Your kiddo will love seeing the many different Christmas light colors scattered throughout your nearby neighborhoods, and will even help to teach them the importance of creativity. Best of all, this is one activity that you and your kiddo can take part in every year, ensuring that there is never a shortage of fun to be had!
If you and your kiddo practice healthy eating, you may find it difficult to maintain your eating habits during the holidays. Baked treats and sweets are usually abundant during the holiday season, which can make it hard to follow any diet that you previously were committed to. Instead of indulging in handfuls of sweets, consider using those sweets to build a gingerbread house with your kiddo! Not only will this help to develop your child’s motor skills, you can even create a story around you and your little one’s gingerbread house as a way to stimulate your kiddo’s imagination. After building your gingerbread house, you and your kiddo can slowly disassemble the house while eating it, or you can simply leave it untouched during the holidays.
Christmas Themed Cookies
While it can be enjoyable to bask in bountiful treats during the holidays, it’s even more fun to make your treats from scratch! Baking is a great way to spend quality time with your little one, and can help to show them all of the components that are used to make a delicious dessert. Stocking up on festive Christmas sprinkles, frosting, and food dye will give your child plenty of options when it comes time to decorate the tops of your Christmas themed cookies. From snowflakes and reindeer to colorful Christmas trees, there are truly an endless amount of designs that your kiddo can create!
Although coloring isn’t strictly reserved for the holidays, it is a great exercise that can refine your child’s fine motor skills while they practice creative thinking. Better yet, you can take part in the fun by coloring alongside your kiddo! Once your little one has finished coloring, you can hang their completed artwork in your home, or you can ask them if they would like to give their drawing to someone as a gift. This is an excellent opportunity to teach your little one about the importance of giving while being kind to others.
These are just some of the many Christmas activities that you and your little one can do together this holiday season! If you are interested in learning more about our child care services, or would like to view what our daily curriculum looks like, visit our website today! We work hard to respond to all inquiries in a timely manner, and we love sitting down with parents to learn more about how we can help their little one learn and grow. We look forward to speaking with you!