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8 Great Holiday Activities For Kids And Families

The holiday season is officially here and in between all the cooking, hosting and wrapping, the kids still need to be entertained. What’s a parent to do?

Here are 8 fun family activities that will get everyone in the holiday spirit.  Make sure the kids help with the decision-making so everyone's all-in.  Let’s get go-ho-ho-ho-ing!

DIY Popcorn and Cranberry Garlands

Use day-old popcorn and fishing line or waxed dental floss plus a tapestry needle to string them up.  3’ is the perfect length for a garland. Use a clear shellac craft spray to keep everything looking fresh. 

Construct a Gingerbread House

You can buy the kits almost anywhere this time of year and it will keep the kids busy for hours. And who doesn’t love that frosting is an essential part of building the house?  

Make Polar Bear Finger Puppets

Super cute and loved by little ones everywhere!  (Credit: I Heart Crafty Things)

Baking with Mom

Who doesn’t love baking cookies with Mom? Fresh baked, decorated cookies make delicious DIY holiday gifts for friends and teachers.  Need a comfortable way to hang out at the kitchen counter?  Shop our collection of kitchen counter seating and stools. 

Take a Holiday Lights Tour

Check your local listings for special events in your city or town.  Then bundle up and head outdoors. Guaranteed to bring a smile to everyone’s face.

Gift Wrap Your Front Door

Use wrapping paper, wide ribbon or both.  Buy extra-large Christmas bows on Etsy, at your favorite big box store or create your own.  Let the kids go-to-town decorating and include a message to Santa to create a Pinterest worthy project.

Go Caroling

Celebrate Go Caroling Day on December 20th! It’s widely believed that caroling started in 1223 at the church of St. Francis of Assisi.  Because even back then, people realized it was way more fun to sing a joyful song than a solemn hymn.  Gather a group of friends, decide what songs to sing and plan out your Caroling route beforehand so neighbors will be home to listen and enjoy. (Credit: NationalToday.com)

Donate Gently Used Toys

As kids get older and interests evolve, new toys replace the older ones. Have your kids choose one toy they’d like to give to another child, let them gift wrap the toys and take them to a local hospital, daycare center or your police department to donate.  You’re never too young to start giving back.

Now that you’ve crafted, created, baked and caroled, it’s time to relax.  Shop our lounge and accent chairs.  Shop our serving and bar carts and kitchen and dining for your last minute entertaining needs.