Dont worry I’ve got Winter all ‘wrapped’ up…

9th December 2016

The children are all excited about Christmas and the holidays- through all of the build up and the hype the reality is that there is Christmas Eve, Day and Boxing day! At a push the children can get excited about New Years Eve (mine do) ┬ábut how do you cover all of the other days? It is not the most accommodating of seasons in the UK at this time of year – so here are some ideas to beat boredom and hair pulling….

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I do love a camp fire any excuse haha

 

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Funnily enough my children are always on hand to do this one. Make sure you have some real chocolate to hand, a way to froth the milk and some colourful decorations ….

3

Left over cardboard boxes from the presents, some material for curtains and a few teddies. Hours of fun from the comfort of your seat whilst you are watching….

 

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This one is great fun Mum’s team verses Daddy’s team- guess who always wins haha

 

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Time to sharpen up on that planet and star knowledge- or you could just spend hours looking for the man on the moon (I still haven’t seen him yet!)

 

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Still one of my favourite pastimes and the most basic of forts only need blankets and chairs…..

 

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A great skill that takes patience and time- Christmas sounds like the perfect time for this activity if like me you have eaten so much cheese you don’t want to move too much…

 

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A great activity that can be adapted for all age ranges. a way to spark creativity beyond a screen…;.

 

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I loved ice skating as a kid! You don’t even have to be good on skates because there have balancing penguins and all sorts…

 

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Christmas is a great time to talk about families. Help your children construct a family tree with them at the centre.

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