There are loads of fun activities you and your children can enjoy over the Christmas period. It’s a great opportunity to be creative, spend some quality time together and encourage your child’s natural development too. Here are three of our favourite festive activities to get you started:
Mommysavers.com has a fantastic activity that’s fun and a little bit messy, perfect for Christmas craft time. It’s very easy to make, all you need is some finger paints, paper, googly eyes, a pompom and a jingly bell (or any other decorative bits and bobs you have lying round the house). Cover one hand in paint and place it on the paper where you want the head to be. Spin the paper round by 180 degrees and place the same hand down again for the body. Add some hooves on the legs and when they paint is dry add your decorations, not forgetting the red pompom for Rudolf’s nose.
The mistletoes card found on Pinterest is brilliant for babies and pre-school children as it’s festive and is the perfect addition to a memory box. The mistletoes also make brilliant gifts for family members. Simple fold over a piece of white card, paint your child’s feet in green finger paint and print them on the card with the heels together. Add three dots of red or white paint for berries and customise however you want, perhaps adding the date.
Candy Cane Play Dough
Fireflies and Mud Pies have a simple recipe for the perfect candy cane play dough requires the following ingredients:
- A cup of flour
- A cup of water
- Half a cup of salt
- 2 teaspoons of tartar
- 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil
- A few drops of peppermint essential oil
- Red food colouring
Make the dough by putting all the ingredients into the pan except the red food colouring. Mix them together and stir over s low heat until it begins to come together. Remove from the heat and kneed it until it’s smooth. Split into two, knead the few drops of red food colouring into one half and leave the other half white. Leave to cool and twist the two together to resemble candy canes.
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