5 Festive Activities for You and Your Child

The holidays are a time for magic, fun, and spending quality time with loved ones. 

Here are 5 exciting activities you can do with your child during this festive season and create lasting memories together. 

  • Write a letter to Santa (or the grandparents) 

While writing a letter in 2023 might not be a daily activity, it is still a life skill and an engaging activity for children of all ages! Writing a letter can be as fun as receiving one. Help your child write a letter to Santa, a grandparent, friend, or even their teacher at school. Ask your child to write about their accomplishments at school, the kind things they have done for your family and friends, and how well they have listened to their parents.Click here for tips on how to get started.

  • Make some Christmas truffles

House on the Hill founder Jing, and her sons Kai and Hans show us how to make some delicious Christmas truffles at home. We must warn you that these are always a hit and disappear the minute they’re ready to be eaten! 

Click here for the recipe and some Montessori at Home tips.

  • Craft a D.I.Y Paper Bag Reindeer

Christmas crafts are a great way to bond and entertain your little ones while letting them be creative. This activity will help to develop your child’s creativity and get them to work on their fine motor skills. It also encourages them to be resourceful in using the materials around them to create a meaningful craft. 

Click here for instructions.

  • Prepare some healthy Santa Claus Fruit Skewers 

Whilst you are in the kitchen planning your festive menus, it’s a good time to involve your child in the planning, shopping and preparation for the feasting to come. Here’s a healthy and delicious Christmas-themed cookery Montessori at Home activity for you to make with them.

Click here for the recipe and tips.

  • Countdown to the new year with a Frosty the Snowman Craft Countdown

It’s an exciting time of year and children everywhere are counting down till the new year. This festive season craft has many benefits. Firstly it’s fun and reinforces number recognition and counting skills. It is also a great way to encourage children to write with pleasure and joy. Get directions for how to create this craft here.

Remember, the most important thing is to spend quality time with your child and create lasting memories. Be flexible, embrace the mess, and most importantly, have fun! 

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