”Christmas isn’t a season. It’s a feeling.” ~ Edna Ferber
The holiday season is finally here! When it comes to holidays family is usually front and center along with traditions and the simple act of being together. The good part is, you don’t have to spend a ton of money to get the most of the holiday season. Here are some tips for you to spend quality time season with your grandkids and create new traditions.
Fun in the kitchen
This season is all about treats and spending time with your grandchildren in the kitchen is just plain fun. Whether you are passing down a home-honored family recipe or want to try something new, there are thousands of recipes and choices with a simple search online or in your favorite cookie book. Try your hand at this simple and delicious cookie recipe. The great thing about this simple recipe is the possibilities are endless when it comes to mix ins. You can add crushed candy canes, m&ms, sprinkles, and more! Perfect for gift-giving or to leave for Santa!
Reading books to children can spark their imagination, improves concentration, develop socially, improve empathy, and is a great bonding experience. Luckily, there is no shortage of books to choose from when it comes to the holiday season. Start a new tradition by visiting your local library together and picking out a mix of classics and modern holiday versions to enjoy together. For an added bonus, discuss the book together with a series of questions, you might be surprised at the meaning they got from the book.
Be a kid at heart by pulling out a game to enjoy together. A simple card game, puzzle, or board game will make you feel youthful and is a wonderful way to bond together.
There is no shortage of holiday movies to choose from. Spend the day together with a pile of your favorite DVDs, popcorn, and cozy blankets for a relaxing day or evening inside away from the hustle and bustle of the busy season.
Do you have a favorite holiday song? Chances are if you do, your grandchildren do as well. Spend some time together listening to your favorite tunes together and if you’re feeling up to it, show off your favorite moves. Dancing is a great way to burn off some of those holiday indulgences and is so much fun. We bet you won’t be able to do this activity without laughing!
Send out cards
The act of personalizing holiday cards is a great tradition and a way to connect with people, near and far but it can be a hefty task. Enlist the help of your grandchildren by doing this activity together. Everybody likes getting cards in the mail and it will be extra special if you do it together.
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