Holiday ideas for kids in 2023
The holidays are in full swing,, and if you’re like us, you’re spending your time running your family around from holiday activity to holiday activity. Anticipation and excitement are running high. Here are a few holiday ideas for kids to keep excitement and anxiety at bay for you and your little ones.
Slow Things Down with Holiday Story Time
Holiday story time is a great way to slow down, find connection, and celebrate the season. Just 15 or 20 minutes of quiet time reading your favorite holiday stories can help you and your kids relax, connect, and still feel like you’re embracing the spirit of the season.
Engage the Kids in Holiday Gatherings
Many children love to help out around the house, especially young kids. Invite them to help you with your holiday preparations. Depending on their age, they can help set the table, participate in meal prep, and help decorate the home. Need your kids out of your hair while you cook or clean? Ask them if they’d like to help entertain your guests with a carol, dance, or play, then send them off to practice.
Get Crafty with the Gift Giving
Holiday crafts not only occupy excited kids, they also make great gifts for family and friends. Kids of all ages will enjoy making ornaments, cards, and holiday decorations.
Not feeling creative? Include your kids in your family’s gift giving. Let them make decisions on what they want to give their loved ones, how they’ll wrap their gifts, and how they’ll present their gifts to recipients. Ask older kids to help you address your holiday cards or affix the stamps and return address labels.
Embrace Holiday Traditions
Baking cookies, decorating the tree, writing letters to Santa, gathering with family—all of these are great holiday traditions to share with your kids. Invite your kids to actively participate rather than watching you bake, decorate, or host your loved ones. Allow them to flex their creative muscles by frosting cookies or hanging ornaments. Establishing these rituals with your children early on is what creates the holiday magic many of us remember from our own childhoods.
We hope you and your family have a safe and fun holiday season, and we look forward to serving your families through the holidays and into the new year.