Jessica Peart is certified by both the American Aerobic Association International and the International Sports Medicine Association as a Master Personal Trainer, Master Group Fitness Instructor, Sports Nutrition Instructor, Pilates Instructor, Aqua Aerobics Instructor, and a Corrective Exercise Specialist. She also has a bachelor of science degree in business management. Jessica is a wife, mother, and dynamic leader who has made it her mission to help women live the life of their dreams. She is a national trainer of the year, entrepreneur and former business owner with more than 17 years of experience in health and fitness.

6 Christmas Activities The Whole Family Will Love!

christmas activities for kids

It’s that time of year again. With the holidays quickly upon us and the weather steadily getting colder, everyone can get a bit stir-crazy being trapped inside. 

What is left to do after all of the holiday shopping is done and the house is prepared for Christmas or Hanukkah? 

If you aren’t sure what kind of Christmas activities to do to get the family moving, we have you covered. 

Now, it’s time to talk about fun Christmas activities and Christmas games for kids that the entire family can enjoy together (without breaking the bank). 

Time For Fun AND Games

When you think about Christmas activities, what comes to mind? If you said making gingerbread houses and playing Christmas games for kids, you’d be off to a good start. 

There are actually a ton of different Christmas activities everyone can have fun doing simply by tapping into the joy of the holiday season and using a little resourcefulness. 

With the colder weather and all the delicious treats of the holiday season, it can be tempting to sit inside and be less active during the winter season. It’s important to spend time with family and also get your blood pumping, though! 

If you’re having trouble keeping your energy levels up this holiday season, you definitely need to try LadyBoss® FUEL (AKA motivation in a bottle!) 

Read on for a few ideas about Christmas activities for kids (and adults) we know you will love

Snow Time, Fun Time For Kids!

time in the snow

Get outside and go for a walk or have a family snowball fight! You also could lead a neighborhood snowman building contest, go sledding or snowmobile riding, build a snow igloo in the backyard, or give the kids a prize for helping you shovel snow together! 

To spread holiday cheer, grab your kids and your shovels and clear an elderly neighbor’s driveway. Just make sure you’re all bundled up and plan to drink some healthy hot tea when you head back inside. 

Kid’s Holiday Obstacle Course

This can be done inside your warm house! Put up a blanket you have to crawl under or some shoe boxes to jump over, just get creative! It’ll be fun to put together and a great way to get moving. 

You could even build a room full of blanket forts and the camp out there at night! Christmas activities like this are what we live for!

Go Snowshoeing with the Kids!

snow shoeing

Have you ever tried snowshoeing? If not, you need to try! 

I bet this wasn’t on top of your list of Christmas activities but you might just fall in love with it! 

You can burn up to 1,000 calories an hour doing this super fun activity! Just head to your local sporting goods store and buy the family some snowshoes (or check out eBay for some deals on used snowshoes to save cash). 

Then, pick your favorite local park or flat trail and get moving as a family! It’s the perfect way to break a sweat while catching up on family stories and quality time together! When it comes to Christmas activities, you just cannot do better than that!

Get Creative With Christmas Games For Kids

reading over the holidays

Christmas games for kids provide a perfect way to spend time during the holidays. As far as Christmas activities go, there are so many options. You can put together a giant puzzle, play hide and seek, play board games, play Jenga, Twister, Wii, etc. 

Any games that appeal to you and your kids are valid ideas for Christmas activities for kids; bonus points if there is movement involved! 

If you don’t know what kind of games your family would like, just search online for Christmas games for kids or download the LadyBoss® Stress Free Holidays Game. It’s filled with fun activities. 

Put Up Lights And Decorations with the Kids

decorate with kids

Nothing’s better than putting up holiday decorations as a family. Gather everyone outside and load up your front porch, trees, windows and landscaping with inflatables, lights, etc. 

This is a great way to get moving for sure. You can bring some hot chocolate with you and then sit back and enjoy your efforts when everything is set up. Bonus points for making the kids feel proud of helping. 

You also could go for a walk or a drive and admire the Christmas lights decorating your town’s neighborhoods and parks.

Make Arts & Crafts Together with Children

holiday crafts

Christmas activities for kids can’t be discussed without talking about holiday crafts! All you have to do is glance at Pinterest for a minute and you will find tons of Christmas activities for kids in the form of simple crafts. 

Just follow the instructions and don’t worry if your crafts don’t come out perfect. It’s all about having fun as a family, and the end result doesn’t really matter! 

You also can create fun Christmas activities for kids by reflecting on your own childhood and what you liked doing with your family way back when. Introduce some of your favorite childhood activities to your own children. 

Enjoy the beauty of the season and treasure your time together.

Coach Jessica: BS, AAAI, ISMA