ARTICLE by Natalie Brown

Fun and festive Christmas activities for the family

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The Christmas holidays are always such a special time of year, however sometimes it's tricky to find festive activities that are good for the whole family including your littlest ones.

Well, the good news is that there are plenty of fun and simple activities that will keep them busy, entertained, and excited about the holiday season. So, this year, why not try some of these Christmas activities, perfect for both babies and toddlers!

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Christmas Crafts

Crafting is an excellent way to get into the holiday spirit - plus it helps develop your baby or toddler’s fine motor skills.

For the littlest ones, you can start off with simple paper crafts and help supervise with cutting out snowflakes or making a homemade cards.

If your toddler is more advanced in their crafting skills, they can help you decorate the house by creating their own holiday decorations. From hand-painted pinecones to glittery paper tree ornaments, there’s plenty of crafty ideas to explore!

We love the Meri Meri Gingerbread House Kit as it has all you need in one place to get crafting! With embroidering, to felt and pompom embellishments, this kit is perfect to try out lots of different techniques.

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Holiday Baking

Baking is a great activity for kids of all ages, but especially young toddlers who love getting their hands messy. Start by introducing your toddler to basic baking concepts such as kneading dough and measuring ingredients.

Then let them practice their newfound baking skills by making some festive treats like gingerbread cookies or sugar cookie cutouts - we love these festive cookie cutouts from Meri Meri.

Not only will they be learning valuable kitchen skills, but they’ll have fun decorating the treats with icing and sprinkles once they’re done baking!

So that they can enjoy these festive bakes without them ending up on the floor, we also love the Eco Rascals suction bowls that keep treats firmly on the table or highchair. 

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Christmas Carol Sing-a-Longs

Christmas carols have been around forever - so why not get your little ones singing along? Let your baby or toddler pick their favourite Christmas songs then sit down together as a family and sing along.

If you need some guidance or backing sound, we love the personalised characters by Tonies and Yoto cards that allow you to record your performance and listen back again and again!

You can even make it more interactive by incorporating hand motions or instruments into the song - think tambourines and maracas! This will also help teach them rhythm and other music concepts while having fun in the process.

For some child-friendly and sustainable instruments, we think you'll love Plan Toy's collection, which has everything from xylophones to drums.

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Happy holidays!

The Christmas break doesn't have to be stressful. With these Christmas activities you can keep your little ones entertained without sacrificing any of the holiday magic we all know and love.

From crafting projects to baking sessions to sing-a-longs, there are plenty of ways to bring festive cheer into your home this season. So go ahead - get creative! Your little one won't forget this festive season anytime soon. Merry Christmas!

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