The holidays are a great time to get your children involved in different activities. Whether you help them with crafts, let them help you bake, or simple spend time with them, your kids will love these holiday months and everything that comes with them.

It is important to spend quality time with your kiddos during the holiday season, but there are many things you can do that are enjoyable for you as well as your kids. With the holidays right around the corner, you better start planning for special events and activities to do with your family and kiddos. These activities could help stimulate your child’s creativity, spark their curiosity, or help them stay active.

At Yellow Brick Road Early Childhood Development, we encourage all of these things. We help our students by stimulating curiosity, helping them stay creative, and constantly allowing them to stay active. These are important aspects for a child, and we know that these things can help them to become well-rounded adults.

There are many different things to do with your children during the holiday season to help them develop socially, mentally, and physically. To learn more about fun activities, read on!

Rake Leaves

While this may seem like a chore, it can actually be beneficial to children. Yes, it will help them learn how to do chores, but it can also be fun for them. Rake up all the leaves in your yard into a large pile and have your children jump in it. This is an entertaining fall activity that will turn work into fun, but it will also help your kiddos learn the importance of hard work. They will realize that the harder they work, they more leaves they will have to jump in. Having them help clean the leaves up afterwards is also a bonus, you just have to let them have their fun first.

Make Holiday Crafts

In our last blog, we gave tips for easy and fun Thanksgiving crafts. These crafts are only a few of the many holiday themed crafts that your kiddos will love. These crafts are a great way to get your children thinking creatively while making crafts that you will want to keep for years. These crafts can also work as centerpieces to your holiday feast. Crafts are fun for your children—they can keep them busy, encourage creativity, and allow you to spend quality time with your kiddos.

Play In The Snow

The snow is a great source of fun for your kids and a great way to get your kids outside and active. There are so many thing to do in the snow, your kids will never be bored and they will constantly have something to keep them entertained and curious.

Building a snowman is always a good option. Your kids will love the process and enjoy dressing your snowman in scarves, hats, mittens, and other apparel. Ask them what you should use for the face, for the buttons, and as the clothing. If you are feeling up to it, you can make a snowman for each of your children and allow them to dress and decorate the snowmenm however they would like. This will allow your children to be creative and use their imagination to create and finish their snowman.

Having a snowball fight is also a great way to help your kiddos stay active. While this game does not involve a ton of creativity, it will help them learn better social skills and allow them to stay active. A snowball fight requires fair play, rules, and teamwork. This fun and intense game will allow them to work together while following rules and working as a team.

Bake Together

Baking is not only a great activity to do with your children throughout the year, but the holidays can make it extra special. They will learn a lot from baking with you and enjoy some sweet treats as a result. You can teach your kids about numbers, how to follow instructions, and why how patients can be beneficial. This is a fun activity to do with your children that allows you to spend so quality time with the family. Bake cookies, pies, and other holiday treats and starts a fun tradition with your kids!

These are only a few of the many holiday activities you can enjoy with your kiddos this holiday season. There are many activities you can do with your children that will spread the holiday cheer and allow you to teach your children different lessons, whether it is baking, crafts, or playing outside. At Yellow Brick Road, we encourage our students and their families to enjoy some quality time together during the holidays, learn more about our center and contact us today! Learn more about the fun activities that can help your child develop and start encouraging them today!