New Ways to Have Fun This Season
By Donna Stark
Trying to come up with exciting and fun-filled days over the last few months has led to more anxiety than it should have, don't you think? And truth be told, you deserve an award for keeping your children entertained during these stressful times. But the last thing you need is extra stress and pressure over the holiday season, so let's take a look at some new, easy ways you can incorporate fun into your days and keep your children occupied.
Make A Garden
Depending on where you live, the availability of seeds is going to be different, but that's OK. You can still find things to plant and involve your children in the creation of something new. Head to your local library, nursery, or home improvement store for ideas on what plants to choose and instructions on how to help them grow. There are so many options to choose from that you won't have any problem finding something that appeals to everyone. And, if outside gardens are not in the picture, windowsill plants and succulents are a great way to add some green into your home.
Try Out New Recipes
Making dinner as a family can oftentimes be a mess but it is great fun and very rewarding to see (and eat!) the finished product. Let your kids pick a new recipe and no matter how hard it is to watch, encourage them to lead in the kitchen! Having fun, teaching them new skills, and eating a delicious meal together will make amazing memories!
Create Homemade Cards
With the holiday season right around the corner, starting your preparations early can be a huge help in these rushed weeks. A homemade card can go a long way and can be especially fun for your children to make for all their friends and loved ones. Just don't forget to send one to Grandma!
Have A Movie Night
Looking for a cozy night in? Having a movie night is a fun and inexpensive way to bring back the joys of going to the theater if you can't go to one right now. Lay some pillows on the floor, choose your favorite movie, and enjoy cups of hot cocoa with loads of marshmallows throughout the night. You can also sneak some healthier treats into the mix in place of the traditional movie theater snacks, such as unbuttered popcorn or apples and celery with almond and peanut butter.
Lose the Stress, Find the Fun
It is tiring trying to find new ways to have fun and keep up your family's mental health during these uncertain times, but one thing is for sure, spending quality time together is the most important activity of all! Here's to a great end of the year!
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