Budget friendly activities this festive season

Let's get creative with some budget-friendly activities that will keep the kids entertained during Christmas!

  1. DIY Decorations: Make homemade ornaments using items like paper, popsicle sticks, glitter, and ribbons. Create a fun atmosphere by decorating the house together.

  2. Holiday Movie Marathon: Pick a few classic or favourite holiday movies, make popcorn, and have a cozy movie marathon day.

  3. Baking Extravaganza: Bake and decorate Christmas cookies or gingerbread houses. Let the kids get messy with icing and sprinkles—it's all part of the fun!

  4. Crafting Corner: Set up a crafting station with supplies for making cards, paper snowflakes, or even simple handmade gifts for family and friends.

  5. Storytelling Time: Encourage the kids to write and perform their own Christmas stories or plays. They can dress up and put on a show for the family.

  6. Indoor Snowball Fight: If you have soft socks or balled-up paper, have an indoor "snowball" fight. It's safe and entertaining!

  7. Scavenger Hunt: Create a Christmas-themed scavenger hunt around the house, hiding small treats or clues leading to a big surprise at the end.

  8. Christmas Karaoke: Sing along to favourite Christmas songs or have a karaoke contest. You can find instrumental versions of songs on YouTube for free.

  9. Make Your Own Board Games: Design and create your own board game using cardboard, markers, and imagination. It's a great way to spend hours playing and being creative.

  10. Puzzle Mania: Work together on a jigsaw puzzle. Choose one with a festive theme to add to the holiday spirit.

  11. Family Talent Show: Organise a talent show where everyone can showcase their unique talents, whether it's singing, dancing, telling jokes, or doing magic tricks.

  12. DIY Photo booth: Create a Christmas-themed photo booth corner using props and costumes. Take silly pictures together to capture the memories.

  13. Family Reading Time: Pick out holiday-themed books or stories and take turns reading aloud to each other.

  14. Create a Time Capsule: Have each family member write down their favourite holiday memories or wishes for the upcoming year and seal them in a time capsule to be opened next Christmas.

  15. Nature Walk and Collect Treasures: Take a walk outdoors, collect pinecones, interesting rocks, or fallen leaves. Use these to create art or decorations at home.

These activities can turn into cherished family traditions and are sure to make this Christmas memorable without breaking the bank!