Holiday Activity Ideas

It can be a challenge to come up with ideas to stay busy any time we are at home, even during the holidays. Here is a list of ideas resources of fun activities, online games and interactive ideas that can help keep boredom at bay.

Making Ornaments

Making ornaments is a fun way for families to get creative together during the holiday time without having to spend very much on supplies. Ornaments are a great way to give your home holiday cheer and they also can make great gifts! Here are a few links to sites that have great ideas for many different kinds of DIY ornaments.

Paper Christmas Decorations You Can Make at Home
53 Easy Handmade Christmas Ornaments to Start Making Now
Get Kids Crafting With These Easy Twig Ornaments
Simple Holiday DIY: 20+ Twig Christmas Ornaments to Make


Ginger Bread Houses out of Cookie or Cardboard

One fun activity that kids love to help make and eat is gingerbread houses. If you are feeling especially creative and have a lot of free time you can also make a giant gingerbread house out of cardboard to be a playhouse for the kids or a big decoration for your house. An easier idea is to make small cardboard gingerbread houses for decorations or ornaments. Here are some links on how to make all three!
Gingerbread House Recipe - good recipe for a cookie and candy Gingerbread house
DIY Paper Gingerbread House -
a small gingerbread house that you can make with kids out of cardboard
How to Build a Life-Sized Gingerbread Playhouse - This project looks like it takes awhile but is a good idea. It could also be built with more recycled or homemade items
DIY Life-Size Gingerbread Playhouse from a Cardboard Box - This is a slightly more simple idea for a gingerbread playhouse

Other Holiday Activity Ideas