We can’t believe it either, but Christmas 2021 is already here! It’s been another year of oddity, but Christmas should always be special. Here are our 10 ways to make this holiday season fun and memorable at home, together with your kids.
- Recreate old Christmas photos
Recreating old photos isn’t something completely new but always a fun activity with the family. Go through the old photo albums or the various pictures hanging around and see how close of a resemblance you can make! If you don’t have enough from Christmas, try recreating some vacation photos with a holiday twist.
- Make a Christmas tree out of everyday objects
Christmas trees don’t always have to come from the ground! Get creative with your kids by creating a tree with things you find laying around the house. From toilet paper rolls to glass ornaments, the possibilities are endless and the crazier the better!
It’s not really the holidays without a few baked goods. Spend some time making all kinds of sweets in different shapes and sizes, maybe try something new and festive like a gingerbread cheesecake for example. Don’t forget to share them with friends, neighbors, and loved ones, while keeping a safe distance, of course.
- Enjoy spending time in nature
This year more than any other, we’ve learned to appreciate spending time outdoors. Make the most of the crisp cold air, crunchy frozen ground (or muddy paths) and the red noses and cheeks you will bring back inside as a souvenir. A light hour’s walk a day should make you feel completely guiltless about any of the lovely treats you will eat once you come back home.
- Watch a holiday movie
There’s nothing better than wearing cozy clothes and watching a movie with your family. Let each family member choose a holiday favorite to watch and if you have trouble deciding, here is a short list of our favorites:
- The Grinch
- The Santa Clause
- A Christmas Story
- Rudolph, The Red-Nosed Reindeer
- A Charlie Brown Christmas
And don’t forget the hot chocolate!
- Donate your kids’ old toys
Cleaning out the playroom or bedroom is a great way to tidy up the house and also a way to give back to your community. And it’s super easy, many local organizations and community centers hold toy drives around the holidays. It’s what the season of giving is all about
- Decorate a gingerbread house
Get the gumdrops and icing ready for creating the ultimate gingerbread house. Many grocery stores sell gingerbread house kits around the Christmas season but don’t let this limit you to decoration possibilities. You can also make it competitive and give prizes out to the categories of your choosing!
- Write letters
It might sound strange – why today? But consider that some of your kids might have never ever written a letter to anyone, only emails and texts. To them, it will be a quirky adventure, almost like living in the Harry Potter universe. You can even buy some nice stationery, ink-filled pens, or even create your own wax seal if you’re feeling especially fancy. Send customized, fun letters to your family members and friends, especially if they live far away. This alone will be a very impressive Christmas present (or one of several), especially if you add some small surprises into the envelope (fill it with glitter, perfume it, add Christmas stickers, lipstick kisses, or even sneak in a small cookie). Sometimes, old school is best!
- Learn with Robo Wunderkind
Although it’s winter break and the thought of learning might not be super appealing, it can actually be a lot of fun.
What is the one skill you definitely should not go without learning, no matter your age? Coding! And what is the loveliest robotic tool that can help you on that journey? Robo Wunderkind, of course! (No doubt about it, we’ll be shameless here.)
And don’t worry if you as a parent do not know much about coding, it can be both a learning experience for you and your child. With three interfaces, it easily matches all abilities. Within the app, we show a bunch of different build possibilities that already start you off with a base code that you can customize to your own. You’ll never be bored, we can promise you that!
Let us know which one of these activities you start with and if you gifted Robo Wunderkind this year, we would love to see the joy in action. Tag us or use hashtag #CodingOnChristmas
Happy holidays from our Robo Wunderkind family to yours!
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