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Five Fun Festive Activities You Can Do with the Kids

Five Fun Festive Activities You Can Do with the Kids

In this two-minute read,
we look at five Christmassy things to do with the kids that won’t break the

Covid-19 has put the kibosh on big family gatherings
and trips to the panto this Christmas, but there are still plenty of ways you
can get into the festive spirit with your little ones.

Here are five low-cost activities that will bring
comfort and joy to your children during the holiday season.

1. Go on a Christmas lights walk/drive

Kids love a bit of razzle-dazzle so take them on a
night-time tour – either by foot or car – of the most bling light displays in
your area. Make an event out of it by taking along a flask of hot chocolate,
and a few Christmas treats to nibble on as you marvel at the inflatable Santas,
luminous reindeers, and flashing penguins on show.

2. Get crafty

Turn pine cones into mini Christmas trees with this
easy-peasy craft project. The first step is to source your pine cones (from
either the floor of your local woods or a craft shop). Give each pine cone a
coat of green paint. Let them dry and then paint the edge of each pine cone
scale white to represent snow. Add splodges of red and gold paint for lights,
and glue on pom poms for baubles.

3. Make a festive video

If your children are more tech-savvy than you, let
them take the lead on this project. They’ll relish the chance to show you how
clever they are. For your video, you could dress in Santa hats and mime to a
popular Christmas tune, or write your own mini script. Most mobile phones come
with an app (such as iMovie or FilmoraGo) that will allow you to create a
professional number in no time. Share your video with grandparents and family
friends and then bask in the rave reviews.

4. Create a grotto at home

If you can’t go to Santa’s grotto this year, bring
it to you by turning a spare room, loft, shed or cubby house into a cosy
Christmas cave. Block out any light by pulling the curtains or taping black
cardboard to the windows. Drape red, green, and gold fabric and hang fairy
lights, paper chains, snowflakes, and candy canes. Go OTT; the kids will love

5. Bake

Christmas tree meringues make great festive sweet
treats. Mix up a standard meringue mix and add green food colouring and a dash
of peppermint extract. Then pipe (you’ll need a piping bag, star-shaped piping
nozzle, and a steady hand) the mixture onto a tray lined with baking paper.
Start with a circle about 8cm in diameter and continue upwards in
ever-decreasing circles. Add sprinkles as baubles and then bake in the oven.

Here at CWB Property, we wish you a
happy and healthy holiday and look forward to seeing you in the New Year.

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