Spreading Cheer Safely This Holiday Season

Why focus on everything we can’t do this holiday season when we have the opportunity to create new traditions? There’s plenty of fun to be had at home. Read on for festive family activities to keep you and the kids occupied this month!

Homemade Ornaments

The best ornaments are the ones that have memories attached to them. Try these easy DIYs for new decorations, new memories, and new traditions.

  1. Snowman Popsicle Stick Ornaments – Learn how to fashion your own Frosty here!
  2. Reindeer Ball Ornament – Your very own Rudolph will light up any tree. Click here for instructions.
  3. Popsicle Stick Snowflakes – This activity is best paired with a snowy day and a Frozen Channel your inner Elsa here.


Cranberry & Popcorn Garland

A classic holiday activity that doubles as a snack! All you need is popcorn, fresh cranberries, thread, and a needle. Try thick floral wire instead of thread and needle to keep young kiddos’ fingers safe.


Hot Chocolate Charcuterie Board

These boards have already started trending. Pile a board high with marshmallows, cookies, candy, sprinkles, whipped cream, and more. They’re fun, delicious, and Instagram-worthy!

Why not try your hand at homemade hot cocoa while you’re at it? This easy Food Network recipe only takes 10 minutes and uses ingredients you already have around the kitchen.


Letters to Santa

Get those letters mailed now before it’s too late! For all of you parent + homeschool teachers out there, use letters to Santa as a writing assignment. It won’t even feel like work!


Cookie Swap

It’s hard not being around the people we love during this time of year, but nothing says “I love you” quite like baked goods. Get your neighbors, friends, and/or family involved in a cookie swap!

Each person can make 1-2 varieties of cookie to share with others. Drop cookie boxes off at each other’s doors to keep everything safe and contactless. Bonus fun if you create homemade holiday cards to drop with your cookies. Plus, you’ll receive delicious cookies at your doorstep too!

We could go on and on with amazing activities to enjoy this season, but we don’t want to keep you too long. In the end, it doesn’t matter what you do but who you’re with. Cherish this time with the people you do have near, and never miss a chance to spread holiday cheer!

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