Thursday, December 24, 2015

Entertaining Kids During Holiday Gatherings

It's Christmas Eve!!! All I can say is thank you Lord and WOW!!! Crazy weather is upon us here in Alabama, but tis the season to be jolly right. 

If you are hosting the Christmas gathering at your house and you need some ways to keep the kids entertained, follow these steps and you will be a hit! 

1) Coloring Books 
You can never go wrong with this. Create a coloring station and give a little cheap frame (you can purchase from Dollar Tree) and allow them to sign their picture and frame it. 

2) Painting 
Alright. The tools you will need for this is as follows: blank canvases, paint brushes, paint (of course), aprons, and a plastic cloth. Place the cloth down on the floor so the paint won't get on your hardwood floors or carpet. Set up each painting station (depending on how many kids you have) with all the necessary tools. Allow them to come up with their own portrait and paint away! 

3) Scavenger Hunt
Hide clues in different areas and have a nice prize at the end for the winner. I mean kids like to run (I still don't know where all that energy comes from) and find things. If the weather permits, set it up outside. 

4) Movie Theatre Room
Set up a room where the kids can watch movies and have popcorn. Make it like they're actually in a movie theatre, dark and cozy. Have popcorn in movie popcorn containers (you can get some from Dollar Tree, Wal-Mart, or Target stores). You know make it nice for them! 

5) Games 
Name one child that doesn't like to play a game?? I didn't think you Come up with some simple games that the kids will enjoy. 

One thing you don't want is kids to hang around and not be entertained. I'm sure they can come up with some things themselves, but it makes it more fun when the host does it. Hope this list helps! 

Until next time, 



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