How to keep your kids busy this Christmas

As the festive  season approaches, many parents are wondering  how to keep their little ones entertained indoors.

Below are ten games/ activities to keep your kids busy and save them from boredom this holidays.

Pin the nose on the reindeer

pin the nose reindeer (Medium)

This is a fun variation with a Christmas twist on pin the tail on the donkey. Easy to make and provides hours of fun.

Candy cane hunt

Candy-Cane-Hunt (Medium)

An easy game to play with your little ones. Just hide candy canes around the house and make them look for it.

Christmas bingo

Christmas-Bingo (Medium)

This works great for a class party or any Christmas party you are throwing or just on a cold winter day to play at home with your kids. The game board has Santa and stockings, penguins and snowflakes, presents, ornaments, lights and more and you can print your own board from the link above.

Christmas scavenger hunt

Christmas-Scavenger-Hunt (Medium)

This is fun and educational. Test your kids abilities to work out the clues in order to find the treasure. There are also printable clues at the sight above.

Balancing ornaments

Balancing-Ornaments (Medium)

This is the how-many-ornaments-can-you-balance-on-a-yardstick-and-papertowel tube-without-it-falling-over-in-a-minute game. Great fun and a real challenge.

Santa’s beard Maths game

Santa-Math-Game- (Medium)

Another fun and educational game that teaches your little one numerical skills along the way. It’s easy to make as well.
Tic-tac snow

Frozen-Inspired-Tic-Tac-Snow (Medium)

Tic-tac toe with a Frozen twist. Create Olaf and Sven and have some winter wonderland fun.

Christmas memory game

ChristmasMem (Medium)

This is a fun and easy game that can be done with a piece of paper or two and a crayon. One kid writes down a favorite Christmas gift they got from over the years and the others try to remember which one it is by asking yes and no questions. Think “twenty questions” but with Christmas gifts.

Musical  Christmas chairs

Christmas-party-musical-chairs (Medium)

Playing musical chairs to Christmas music makes it all the more fun and exciting. What better way to get some energy out while getting into the holiday spirit?

Snowman slam game

snowman slam (Medium)

This game is fun for the whole family, and you likely have most of the materials to make it already on hand. Try your hand at knocking over the snowman.

  AUTHOR
Byron Pillay
Journalist

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