With the holidays underway, the Christmas tree has been set up, lights have been strung all around, and the traditional Parol is out—all lit up and ready for the festive season. Just as decorating the house has become an annual family activity, each family has their own way of celebrating Christmas.
But even so, there’s always the chance to make new traditions—new memories with the family. So, if you want to jazz up the holidays this year, here are 5 sweet holiday traditions that you can do together with your kids:
1. Bake Christmas Cookie Ornaments
What better sweet tradition is there than making sweets? From Christmas tree-shaped cookies to snowflake or even Santa Claus cookies, making Christmas cookies together with your kids is a great bonding activity. Sugar cookies, vanilla cookies, and shortbread cookies are easy treats to personalize, plus you can make a hole for some string, and hang it on the tree after! But the real fun part? Eating them after!
2. Design Holiday Cards with Your Kids
With the ongoing pandemic, big family gatherings this holiday season are out of the question. And although there are virtual and online options, it can still feel a little distant. That’s why sending something personal, like a handmade Christmas card, will really help bridge the gap. Together with your kids, you can make a wide range of festive designs, along with a sweet dedication for your loved ones. Not only is this a fun bonding activity for the family, but it’s a creative exercise that keeps the kiddos busy. Cause really, who could resist a Christmas card made with love?
3. Teach Your Kids to Give Back
The very essence of Christmas is to spend time with family and to share your blessings. And what better way than by teaching your kids the value of generosity? Kickstart this new holiday tradition by asking them to give old toys or clothes to less fortunate kids. Aside from just receiving gifts, this is a good way to teach kids the importance of giving back.
4. Decorate the Christmas Tree Together
During the holidays, Christmas trees are a must-have in every home. But you know what makes a tree more festive? The decorations! From shiny baubles to colorful lights and tinsel aplenty, tree decorating can be a fun family activity with the kids. What’s more, you can even hang up your own homemade decorations for that personal touch.
5. Make Christmas-themed Paper Crafts with Club Knots
And speaking of Christmas decorations, yes, you can make your own with the kids. It’s more personal, special, and a creative exercise, too! With colored paper, clean straws, glue stick, plastic buttons, and masking tape, for example, you can make your very own Elephant Puffs… but with a twist! In the spirit of the Yuletide season, you can give your elephant a cute Christmas hat of its own!
Looking for more creative ways to keep you and your kids busy? Club Knots has you covered! Just head on over to their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/ClubKnots for step-by-step guides and videos of fun things to do. It’s #KnotsAndKnotsOfFun, let me tell you!
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