By December 23, 2018—
It’s December in Vancouver, and we all know what that means… rain, rain, and more rain. Of course, this translates to too many days spent indoors sipping on hot cocoa and watching TV. Screen times go up like crazy during this time of year. Especially for children. If you’ve got kids and want to keep them off screens, but don’t want them to catch a cold, it’s time to get creative. While it’s fun to enjoy some movies during the holiday season, there are a lot of other things you could do in your home in winter. Here are a few things we suggest.
Do some holiday baking
Whether you have some place to be or not, you can never go wrong with a bit of holiday baking. Even if it’s just for the family. Throw your own Christmas party with the kids. Let the kids decorate the cookies or ban together to make the biggest gingerbread house your family has ever seen. The holidays are all about eating cookies and sweets. But it doesn’t necessarily have to all be unhealthy. Check out these healthy, cute and delicious looking treats for kids at Brendid.
Put on your own Christmas Pageant
Get the kids hyped about the holidays. They could put on their own rendition of classic Christmas tales. You could get super creative with this one. If you’ve got the time and energy, you could get super creative and come up with scripts and costumes. Even the family pet can play a part in this one. Have you ever seen the nativity scene played in a futuristic sci-fi setting where the role of Joseph is played by the pet fish? One thing’s for sure, kids can think outside the box in a way that’ll surprise you.
Get your craft on
Think back. I mean really think back to when you were a kid. Isn’t one of your fondest memories of Christmas sitting with your siblings and parents and doing Christmas crafts. Making crafty ornaments out of beads, popsicle sticks or any random thing you bring in from outdoors will never be old. And every year you hang up your home-made wreath, you’ll be reminded of the homey feeling you had putting it together and teasing each other for getting glue gun webs all everywhere.
Work on a Christmas puzzle
Maybe your family isn’t one for crafts. We get it! Crafts can be a bit of a messy business. Maybe a Christmas jigsaw is more your family’s style. Give yourself a challenge and time how long it takes the family to put together a 500-piece jigsaw compared to a 1000-piece jigsaw puzzle.