DealDash Christmas Break Activities for Your Family

Everyone loves Christmas break – but you have to admit it can get dull if you don’t have activities planned. Enjoy this break with your family by planning out a few fun things to do each day.

Christmas break is a magical time, especially with kids in the house. It’s a season filled with joy, laughter, and a heap of opportunities to make memories that will last a lifetime. As a mom of elementary and middle school kids, I’ve learned a thing or two about keeping the holiday spirit alive and the boredom at bay. So, grab your hot cocoa, and let’s dive into some fun family activities to make this Christmas vacation unforgettable! Read on for some fun activity ideas from DealDash.

Christmas Break Crafts and Homemade Decorations

One of my family’s favorite ways to get into the holiday spirit is by making crafts and homemade decorations. It’s a wonderful way to spend quality time together and add a personal touch to your home decor. Here are a few ideas:

  1. Salt Dough Ornaments: Mix 2 cups of flour, 1 cup of salt, and about ¾ cup of water to make a dough. Roll it out, cut into festive shapes, and bake until hard. Once cooled, the kids can paint and decorate them. It’s a perfect way to create keepsakes! You can put these on the tree or give them to relatives as gifts.
  2. DIY Wreaths: Gather some pinecones, ribbons, and artificial berries. Let each child design their own wreath for their bedroom door. It’s a fantastic way to encourage their creativity.
  3. Homemade Advent Calendars: Use small envelopes or boxes, decorate them, and fill them with tiny treats or activity prompts for each day leading up to Christmas.

Winter Adventures on Christmas Break

Getting outside and enjoying the winter wonderland can be exhilarating for kids and adults alike. Here are some outdoor activities to enjoy. Don’t forget to bundle up with layers when you go outdoors. It’s easy to get cold quickly and be uncomfortable this time of year.

  1. Snow Sculpture Contest: If you’re lucky enough to have snow, why not host a family snow sculpture contest? Build snowmen, animals, or even a snow fort. There are no limits to what your imagination can come up with!
  2. Nature Scavenger Hunt: Create a list of winter nature items for your kids to find. Pine cones, red berries, icicles – the hunt can be educational and fun. If you have kids of different ages, you can pair up with the little ones and the big ones can go solo.
  3. Local Light Displays: Take an evening to drive or walk around and admire the Christmas light displays in your neighborhood. It’s a delightful way to see the beauty of the season. If you check your local Nextdoor app you should be able to find people “advertising” their Christmas light display.

Music and Dance

There’s something about music and dance that lifts the spirits instantly. Here’s how you can incorporate them into your holiday this year.

  1. Christmas Carol Karaoke: Have a karaoke night where you sing your favorite Christmas carols and songs. It’s a great way to let loose and have a blast.
  2. Family Dance Party: Put on some festive music and have a dance party in your living room. It’s a fun way to burn off some of that holiday energy (and maybe those extra cookies!).
  3. Musical Instrument Session: If any of your family members play musical instruments, have a mini-concert at home. It can be a mix of holiday tunes and favorite songs.

Indoor Games and Movie Nights

Now, let’s talk about those cozy game nights. When it’s too chilly outside, or you just want to enjoy the warmth of your home, here are some fun ideas to keep your family occupied.

  1. Board Game Marathon: Pull out those board games that have been gathering dust on the shelf. Whether it’s Monopoly, Scrabble, or a fun new game, a little friendly competition can be a lot of fun.
  2. Family Movie Nights: Create a list of must-watch Christmas movies, grab some blankets, and snuggle up for a movie marathon. Don’t forget the popcorn and maybe even a themed snack to match the movie of the night!
  3. DIY Christmas Cards: Set up a card-making station with colored paper, markers, stickers, and glitter. Encourage your kids to create cards for friends and family, spreading the joy of the season.

The Gift of Giving – DealDash Can Help

Christmas is also about the spirit of giving and teaching our children the joy of helping others. Here are some ways to give back.

  1. Donate to a Local Charity: Involve your children in choosing a charity to donate to. It could be a toy drive, food bank, or a shelter.
  2. Make Care Packages: Put together care packages for those in need. Include items like warm socks, non-perishable food, and personal care items.
  3. Neighborly Love: Bake extra cookies or make small crafts and deliver them to your neighbors. It’s a wonderful way to spread holiday cheer in your community.

The great thing about DealDash is that there are items up for bid for all ages, in all categories, and at all price points. There are lots of items on DealDash that would make excellent gifts for your neighbors or items to put in a care package. A few suggestions for you – candle sets, insulated water bottle sets, hand cream, and other skincare items.

Cherishing Every Moment

As we wrap up, remember that the essence of the holiday season lies in the love and warmth shared with family and friends. Each activity, whether big or small, is an opportunity to bond, create joy, and nurture the festive spirit in our homes. So, let’s cherish these moments, capture the giggles, and embrace the occasional chaos that comes with family fun. After all, these are the memories that will warm our hearts for years to come. Thanks so much for reading, and a joyful Christmas break to all!

This sponsored DealDash blog article was written by Dawn E, a mother of 3 who loves DealDash. Dawn was compensated for writing this article. Check out Dawn and her cats on Instagram! This blog is written by real DealDash customers. The opinions and advice shared here represent our customers’ views and not those of the company.