The holiday season is here again, which spells joy, happiness, and loads of fun, especially for the little ones. Whether it’s the delight of writing a letter to Santa, having fun with a Christmas activities app for toddlers, or spending more quality time with family, the holidays can provide a lot of enjoyment.
This is also a significant period to create tons of heartwarming holiday traditions with your toddlers. If you’re wondering what fun and engaging Christmas-themed activities you can do with your toddler, don’t worry, I’ve got you covered.
Bake Some Cookies
The holidays just aren’t complete without Christmas cookies. That’s right, Moms and Dads. Do away with that diet plan and let your little ones enjoy the sugary, sprinkle-y, chocolatey, ooey-gooey delight that fills the air with the scent of melted butter and warmth. While you can always take the long trip down to your local stores in the cold winter, it would be more exciting to get creative and make your one-of-a-kind recipe. It’ll be just as much fun to bake them together as it is to eat them!
Decorative Your Gingerbread Houses
It’s a house made out of gingerbread; what could be more exciting than that? Your toddlers will, indeed, want to eat all of the decorations. Yes, it will not resemble the beautiful Pinterest designs. But there’s a reason why making gingerbread houses is such a popular Christmas activity: it’s a lot of fun! Allow your children to get dirty, create, and have fun. It’ll all be worth it in the end.
Create a Festive Craft
In a home with toddlers, craft time, as well as themed activities, should be prized! This includes coloring in a holidays or winter-themed coloring book to crafting your ornaments or stringing popcorn together. Making a decoration out of your toddler’s feet or hands can very adorable and exciting. On Instagram, you’ll see a plethora of adorable ideas.
Rock Your Christmassy Pajamas
Pajamas with a holiday motif are great! Especially when they’re available in family-friendly sizes. Dress yourself and your toddler up colorful, matching PJs, hang out, and take beautiful Christmas-themed pictures.
Cuddle Up and watch TV
Let only the lights from the Christmas tree make it extra festive. Then snuggle up with a blanket and some healthy food and enjoy all the best Christmas movies ever made. No doubt you will find Christmas classics on all the channels. Still, you can also stream. I recommend animated films as that gets them more excited.
You decorate your house every year. This time try getting your children involved in the decorating process. You’d be amazed at how beneficial will be for them. Allow them to decorate the tree with decorations that are not fragile, like plastic decorations. They will be so proud of themselves, the happiness on their faces is priceless.
Read Them Christmas Books
You watched movies with them, now it’s time to read with the little ones. Whether it’s The Night Before Christmas, The Polar Express, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, or a religious text with your children, engage your children with some holiday reading. It’s a beautiful method to pique their interest in the next season.
Christmas Toys Are Fun Too!
Children already enjoy playing with toys. This season, just swap out their GI Joes and Barbie’s with plush Santa’s, reindeer, and other holiday-themed toys. Nonetheless, they are bound to enjoy it, especially if you play with them. You don’t have to go overboard, but getting a few holiday-themed toys to let your kids hold and play with is exciting enough. Alternately, you can engage them with Christmas-themed apps for toddlers, all this can keep them away from the breakable decorations.
Sing and Dance to the Classic Holidays Tunes
One of the best traditions is singing and dancing on Christmas Eve. Your toddler will have some funny moves, I’ll give you that, but in their little way, they will hum and dance along to the Christmas tunes. So turn on your favorite Christmas music and have a dance party with your kids — they’ll love it!
Teach Them To Give (Toys!)
Modeling good behavior for your child is the best approach to teaching them about giving joy. You may play Santa and deliver toys to a deserving family, donate to Toys for Tots, put money in a Salvation Army bin, or bring gifts to a children’s hospital. You can also sign up to purchase for a child through Operation Christmas Child or the Angel Tree. There are so many possibilities!
It’s not a competition when wrapping presents; they don’t have to be perfect. Allow your child to participate in the festivities this year by enlisting their assistance with present wrapping. Their little fingers can either help keep the paper in place as you tape it, or they can choose the paper. It’s entertaining while also being practical.
Go See The Lights
Okay, you’re going to have to step out for this one. Get the little ones in the car, turn on some Christmas music, and drive around to homes or communities that are known for their extravagant Christmas light displays. There’s no better time to explain the Christmas story to them. You can also sing Christmas carols along with the music. The quality time spent in the car with your loved ones is priceless. And hey, you might even spot Santa Clause early!
Crash A Christmas Festivals
Since you’re already out, why not attend one of the local festivals? There’s sure to be something going on in your neighborhood, from tree lighting rituals in town squares to church concerts and even ugly sweater parties. Many groups will recognize that little children need some of that holiday cheer. There will certainly be many fun Christmas events in the area.
Create An Advent Calendar
An Advent lasts for 24 days instead of just 12, and it’s a fun and visual countdown for kids who are eager to get into the Christmas spirit. When kids open a window and come a bit closer to Christmas morning, they can host a small Christmas party every day. Simple number Advent calendars, a small trinket every day, or a fan favorite piece of candy every day are just a few of the options available on Amazon.
The holidays are a time of joy for the family, it’s only right you carry out fun activities with family members, even toddlers. Now that you know just what they’d enjoy, make the most of your time together this Christmas.
In all your gift-giving, also give your time. Even a toddler cherishes those moments. Now go have a very happy holiday!