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Christmas Activities: Fun Things To Do With Your Grandchildren

• Written by James Connolly

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With the festive season fast approaching, more and more of us are getting into the Christmas spirit with trees, lights and other yuletide merriment popping up everywhere. Without a doubt, one of the most enjoyable aspects of Christmas is the opportunity to enjoy the enthusiasm and excitement of the youngest members of our families at this special time of year. So what better way to make memories than with some Christmas activities?

In this article, we will take an in depth look at some of the top Christmas activities for grandparents to enjoy with their grandchildren this year. From arts and crafts to baking and much more, the festive season brings with it a whole host of exciting possibilities to strengthen the bond between old and young at this time of year. So, without further ado, let’s take a look at the top Christmas activities to do with the grandchildren this year…

Treat them to some traditional festive baking!

A classic pastime for grandchildren to enjoy with their grandparents, baking really comes into its own at this time of year as early nights draw in and the temperature drops. Indeed, there’s no better way to stave off the cold than with an expertly baked tray of biscuits or a delicious spiced cake fresh out of the oven.

When it comes to festive recipes for baking with your grandchildren, it is probably best to keep things as basic as possible, we particularly love treats such as traditional Christmas cake, Christmas cookies and Italian inspired Panettone muffins. Feeling a little fancier? No problem, just try your hand at this sour cherry stollen bar recipe, which is ideal for those with an extra sweet tooth this Christmas.

Whatever you choose to make, baking is sure to become one of the favourite Christmas activities in your household. It is a perfect way to connect with the little ones in the family whilst teaching them a life skill and, let’s face it, producing something downright delicious in the process.

Start a bauble making tradition that lasts a lifetime!

Surprisingly, making your own Christmas baubles is one of the easier Christmas activities on the list. The question is; how far do you want to go? By getting the grandkids involved in a create, exciting craft like this, you are not only keeping them happy for a couple of hours but no doubt you will also be creating memories and traditions that last for many years into the future. Who knows, perhaps your decision to start making your own baubles now will last for generations into the future of your family.

Regardless, grandchildren absolutely adore crafting their own special baubles and hanging them on the tree. It could not be easier, simply gather together a pack of clear baubles and your choice of fillings such as glitter, confetti or even sweets. Then it’s time to get to work, carefully open each bauble and place in the filling until you have enough to decorate a whole tree and voila; you’ve got some of the most original Christmas decorations around and a whole bunch of happy grandkids!

Get cosy and engage your grandkids in some Christmas themed games!

One of the best things about the cold weather is the chance to make your home into a cosy den of atmospheric festive cheer. Light the fire, turn down the lights and play some Christmas music before engaging your grandchildren in some exciting festive games! Games really bring the family together and can make for one of the more energetic of the Christmas activities! 

From classic board games like Trivial Pursuit and Scrabble to more modern options, the list of games to play is virtually endless. Alternatively, you can make your own games, with Christmas charades, Gingerbread piñata and Christmas bingo just some of the fun options open to grandparents and grandchildren this year.

Be safe this winter…

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Jenny says:
02/12/2019 at 12:56

This is so sweet!

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