Holidays are a great way to spend quality time with the family. However, sometimes the holiday to-do list takes precedence over family time. Here are some tips to include family time and learning into your holidays.
Create a Budget – If your kids want to spend on activities or gifts, it is best to ask your children to create a budget. A budget will let your kids know what they can and cannot do and how to prioritize the most important areas on their list.
Cook together – Cooking together is a great way to teach your kids how to prepare meals. Ask your kids to make a list of items they would like to prepare.
Make Holiday Gifts – Instead of buying gifts for the holiday, encourage your kids to make gifts using paper, paint and recycled items.
Explore your city – Family outings can be fun and educational. Include visits to the local museum, historic sites, or see a play at a local theater.
Play games – Board games are fun and get the family together for some healthy competition.
Enjoy the great outdoors – The local park can be a good way to get your kids active.
Read every day – Take your kids to the local library and ask them to choose a few books to read during the week.