In the lead up to Christmas, young children are very excited and often need more activities, attention and distraction – while parents needs kids busy so they can get things done!
a printable colouring-in book about Santa train (for early readers – they’ll get skills from it)
a pop up Christmas tree card or mantlepiece decoration
play games and see what’s happening with Santa’s preparations to fly Downunder
go and see some Christmas lights or Myer (and other) store windows
try some new Christmas craft ideas
set them up on the computer and play some Santa games
teach them some Christmas tongue twisters…
listen to the story of Kris the Moose (although disappointing that the Boomers are ignored 🙁 )
together, read Santa’s letter to the world (it’s about Santa and fun but also has educational and making-them-think elements)
If you have some other good ideas, please share them here as we all need help and creativity for our kids at Christmas!