Holiday Activities with Children

The most wonderful time of the year is upon us! Winter break is approaching and now is the time to figure out what you and the children will be doing while they are home for the holidays. Here are several activities that the whole family can enjoy together.

Bake Treats

Holidays often include seasonal snacks so why not include the whole family in their preparation. While frosted cookies and gingerbread houses are staples of the season, there are plenty of baked goodies for everyone to enjoy. Check out the Food Network’s list of holiday recipes to find new ideas or put some twists on your traditional favorites to get the season started.

Arts and Crafts

The holiday season is also the perfect time to gather the children and make fun and festive arts and crafts. Depending on what age your children are, there are several different crafts that can be enjoyed especially for holidays. Paper chains are a popular choice that can be created by children of all ages. If you have a tree in your home for the holidays, making personal ornaments can be a fun way to add some personal flair to your family holiday. Making holiday cards with the entire family is another fun way to celebrate the season.

Look at Holiday Lights

The holidays are full of wonder and delight and outdoor decorations add to the magic. Grab some hot cocoa or cider for the entire family and find the best places in town to go look at different light displays. Most cities will put on exhibits that can either be walked or driven through, but you can also find local neighborhoods where residents decorate their own homes.

Watch Holiday Movies

If you feel like having a night in, grab some of those baked goods you made and have a movie night. The holidays are famous for having some of the most long-standing, family-fun films ever created. This is where fun family traditions can play a huge role. While there are many films from both the past and the present, it can be a fun tradition to choose one or several movies that you watch every year. Keep your eyes out for new releases, as you may find a new movie that your family enjoys to add to your tradition.

At Perry Homes, we want to help your family enjoy this season and beyond. Check out our blog for more tips on how to enjoy the holidays and do not forget to take a look at our beautiful new homes for sale.