Kids activities are easy with this cheat sheet from the Savings Room. Waiting for Santa to come down the chimney can be an anxious wait. I know my little ones count their sleeps in anticipation of seeing what the big man will be delivering in his bag of goodies.
Every family has timeworn traditions that have been built around Christmas.
Typical traditions include picking a tree and then decorating it. Food traditions might include making a Christmas pudding on Christmas Eve or making a Gingerbread house for everyone to help decorate. Many families spend an evening walking or driving around to look at the Christmas lights displayed on the homes or spending Christmas Eve at mass.
In my family we spend time reading Xmas stories before bed. We also sit together on the 1st of December and write a letter to Santa. We also make a tradition out of wrapping up everyone’s gifts. We do so while we play Christmas music and enjoy some time at the table together. Finally, we make homemade tags for the tree.
If you are a lover of tinsel, Rudolf and all things merry and festive, you will love this cheat sheet! It will give you a total of 50 things to do in indoors this Christmas!
If you are looking for frugal things to do this Christmas and you happen to be stuck inside, this cheat sheet is the perfect solution! Keep it in a neat little folder or stick it on a wall for quick reference. Hell! Laminate it and pin it up on the tree to inspire some family fun.
Things to do while you are waiting for Santa!
50 things to do indoors this Christmas
If you are a lover of tinsel, Rudolf and all things merry and festive, you will love this cheat sheet! Make your next Christmas holiday break warm, fuzzy and a memorable one.
Bake, create or learn
- Bake a cake
- Bake Christmas bikkies
- Call someone who might be lonely
- Camp indoors
- Check out local events on the computer
- Conduct family history interviews
- Cook dinner with the kids
- Create a child lucky dip adventure
- Create a Christmas board game
- Create a Christmas jigsaw puzzle
- Decorate the tree
- Dress up in funny Christmas outfits
- Enjoy a Christmas trivia night
- Enjoy some Christmas drinks
- Give a room a Christmas makeover
- Have a themed Christmas meal
- Hold a lucky dip gift night
- Learn about nature
- Learn how other cultures celebrate Christmas. Plan a cultural Christmas!
- Look through photo albums
- Make a Christmas cake
- Make a Christmas scrapbook
- Make a plum pudding
- Make an advent calendar
- Make Christmas ice-blocks
- Make eggnog
- Make fresh juices the colour of Christmas
- Make gift cards
- Make iced-tea
- Make lemonade
- Make pasta art with a Christmas theme
- Make some Christmas mince tarts
- Organise an arts and crafts night
Play a game
- Play board games
- Play cards
- Play charades
- Play Christmas games online
- Play Christmas music
- Play Scrabble using Christmas words
- Play Spicks-and-Specks
- Read the kids the Story of Christmas
- Rent DVDs
- Set up some cake and beer for Santa
- Share past Christmas stories with the kids
- Sing Christmas carols together
- Skype extended family
- Talk about the less fortunate
- Watch Christmas concerts on TV
- Watch Christmas movies
- Wrap presents