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5 Fun Christmas Activities for the Whole Family


By Holly Campbell


Every winter, many parents look for fun Christmas activities to do with their kids. As much as gifts play an essential role in a memorable Christmas, it is the things that a family does together to celebrate Christmas that creates lifelong memories.


Most families celebrate Christmas with traditions passed down from grandparents and relatives. However, the present financial climate brings into focus that some of these traditions and holiday activities will need to be adjusted so as to meet the economic realities of each household. Here are some really wonderful Christmas activities that are inexpensive and provide hours of fun for your whole family.



Cheap and Fun Holiday Activity Ideas for Children

1. A great idea is to have kids make homemade Christmas decorations. There are innumerable websites which you can get ideas from. Your family can create beautiful tree ornaments and holiday decorations for pennies on the dollar.

These Christmas decorations will become cherished and treasured as the years go by, and remain as symbols of the time you spent together as a family in the days before Christmas.



2. Cooking holiday treats are another big part of celebrating Christmas, and you will save more money making them yourself than buying them at the store. Try making traditional holiday recipes that your parents or grandparents made for the holiday when you were little.


If you are unsure about how these Christmas treats were made, try calling your parents up for pointers or doing some research online.



3. Take advantage of the weather to have fun. If you are fortunate to have a white Christmas in your area, then there are many winter activities or games which you can enjoy at little or no cost – sledding, skating, snowball fights or building snowmen. It does not take much to put together the gear to have a good time with your family.



4. You can try making Christmas Eve a game night. This is probably one of those few times when all family members will be home at night so take advantage of it and play your favorite games whether it is Monopoly or Clue.



5. If having Dad dressed up as Santa no longer surprises the kids, here is one thing which you can do to add a touch of holiday magic to your young kids' Christmas experience – a personalized letter from Santa.

Search online for these websites where you can customize and order a letter from Santa made authentic with North Pole Postmark for your kids to receive on Christmas Day.



These Christmas activities for the entire family are really fun and also a great way to celebrate the holiday season without breaking the bank!



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