When we go on holiday break, we can’t help but think of all the fun things we’ll do with our families. However, after the first day or week of vacation passes, children may start to feel bored.
If your children become bored quickly, and you want a way to help them, check out our list of the best ways to keep kids busy over the holidays.
Give Their Bedrooms a Makeover
Children like to redo their bedrooms, and this desire becomes more prevalent when a child has extra free time. They sometimes move furniture without permission or direction on where to place the items, such as their bed or desk.
However, you can help your children redecorate their space by adding small elements to get them excited for the holidays and help them express their personalities.
For instance, place colorful stringed lights around the walls. Additionally, if there’s a holiday your family celebrates, consider making crafts and placing them in the child’s room to make the holiday more fun.
A Fun Holiday Memory Game
Instead of playing with cards, place fun holiday stickers on the bottom of mini pieces of chocolate and have your children try and find all the matches. It’s a fun game for the entire family and a sweet reward after finishing the activity.
A Hot-Chocolate Read-Aloud
If a blizzard has you trapped inside for the next few days, consider doing something fun to chase away your child’s boredom. For example, you can start a new tradition where you all gather in the living room or kitchen and read a book together while sipping hot chocolate.
This tradition is fun for the entire family, and every story you read aloud will bring you and your children closer.
Explore Outside and Play
Children enjoy being outside, and it should be a cherished time for them and you. Unfortunately, our children would sometimes rather play on electronics.
Playing with electronics isn’t bad, but too much exposure to electronics is harmful to a child’s development.
However, a child can have a tantrum if their electronics die or don’t work well after playing on them for too long. As soon as your child says they’re bored, take the chance to recommend other fun activities to do together.
One of those activities can be exploring and playing outside. By going outside, your children connect better with the world. If you live near a park, take advantage of it, as the park benefits the entire family.
Working moms know that it isn’t always easy to find the best ways to keep kids busy over the holidays. However, with our list, you’ll not only keep your children occupied, but you’ll build bonds that bring you and your children closer.
So, for a better way to implement family time, try out these fun activities over the holiday break.