WTF! #Holiday #Activity #Guide

So the kids will be getting out of school pretty soon, thought about what you’re going to do with them for entertainment? I think the cool idea of “staying at home and not going to school” wears off after Day 2. So here are a few activities to help you out.

TODDLER/PRESCHOOL 

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Mistletoe: Using green paint and white paper or canvas, paint the bottom of your child’s feet and place firmly on the paper. With red paint, use their thumbprints to make a bow at the top and viola! “Mistletoes” 🙂

Handy Raindeer: Using brown paint and white paper or canvas, paint the bottom of your child’s hand and place firmly on the paper. With black paint, use their pinky finger to make the eyes, and hooves. Pointer finger for a red nose if you want to make “Rudolph”.

Frosty the Snowman: Go on a scavenger hunt and find 3 round items of different sizes, demonstrate how to trace the circular item on a white piece of paper. After the demonstration allow your child to trace their own circles. Cut the circles out and by using glue layer the circles according to their sizes to create your own snowman. Decorate using your imagination and coloring materials. 🙂

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SCHOOL AGE-ELEMENTARY

School Photo Ornament: I’m sure you have plenty of school pictures that you didn’t pass out to family and friends. Well why not create an awesome photo collage using the smallest size. Have your child pick the pictures and what color they would like for the ornament. Create one for each grade level if you have multiple. Outline the piece of paper to create a frame either using broken crayons or popsicle sticks. Punch a hole at the top and string a ribbon through to hang on the tree.

Q-tip Snowflake Ornament- Have a few extra q-tips laying around? Why not test your child’s patience and fine motor skills, by asking them to glue a few q-tips to a piece of paper to create an awesome design. Then have them trace and cut out the design to create a snowflake. Punch a whole at the top and string a ribbon through to hang on the tree.

FingerPrint Christmas Lights: Using a black marker and white piece of paper, have your child draw a a squiggly line across the paper. Go through and make a few straight lines an inch a part. Using multiple paint colors, have your child place a fingerprint of one color or alternating colors on the straight lines to resemble light bulbs.

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SCHOOL AGE- MIDDLE 

When your child reaches 5th and 6th grade, they become mini scientist and use their inquisitive imagination for experimentation. Then you also have the super artsy teen that wants to bedazzle and make things colorful. Here are few activities to embrace that and have fun with them, instead of going crazy!

Chalkboard Light Art: Create a lightbulb like stencil to resemble a bulb on a roll of lights, on a black sheet of paper. Trace the stencil using various colors of chalk using whatever design they please.

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SCHOOL AGE- HIGH SCHOOL 

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Eh! They’re too cool to stay at home with you and do crafts, so better link up with another parent and do some cool things around your local city. 🙂

 

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