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Fun Things to do With Your Child This Christmas

Fun Things to do With Your Child This Christmas

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Christmas is an extremely busy time. There’s so much to do, presents to buy, food shopping, house cleaning, a Christmas tree to decorate, Christmas cards to post, preparations for family get togethers and more.  It can also be a stressful time. Especially when you have a baby or a young child to think about as well. They tend to get left behind, while you rush around with all the Christmas preparations.

It doesn’t have to be that way though. You can actually have fun with your child and include them in the preparations. All you need to do is to make some time to spend with them. I’m going to show you how to put some fun and enjoyment into your Christmas preparations with your child.

Some of the projects will require support when using tools. Teaching children the skills required to handle equipment safely falls within the Early Years Foundation Stage Guidance. They encourage the development of skills by using tools.

Not only will you and your child have fun, but you’ll also be teaching them essential skills to help develop their awareness and more. Also, you’ll be carrying out an extension of what they learn at nursery. Since, they’re taught according to the guidelines of the EYFs.

The Early Years Foundation Stage states that we should “Teach children the skills they need to use equipment safely. For example, cutting with scissors or using tools. Begin to try out a range of tools and techniques safely. Provide a range of tools, for example, scissors, hole punch, glue spreader, cutter, knife and encourage children to handle them carefully. Use simple tools and techniques competently and appropriately. Select the tools and techniques they need to shape, assemble and join materials they are using. The ways that children make things, for example, a child might use a card, scissors, glue, string and a hole punch.”

Now for the fun part. I’ve listed some wonderful things for you and your child to do for Christmas. Some will require supervision. Others will need your explanation, guidance and encouragement to allow your child’s creativity to show.

  • Unique Christmas cards

Potato prints Christmas cards

You can have so much enjoyment preparing for potato printing with your child. It’s also easy and suitable for a toddler to do the stamping. Nevertheless, an older child can be shown how to do most of this activity, with supervision.

 

This is my latest article for Ivy League Nursery.  To read the rest of  it click this link: Fun Things to do With Your Child This Christmas

 

June

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    6 Comments

    • You’re welcome Marie. It’s good to find the time to do some activities with your kids. Christmas is such a busy time. I also think by doing that, you’ll get a chance to forget about the business while you’re involved with the fun stuff.

      Thanks for stopping by. Have a great day. 🙂

      junie junie

      11/12/2013

  1. Hi June,

    Those were some nice tips that parents can use to do with their children, especially with Christmas just round the corner 🙂

    I remember teaching my kids the same way and also participating with them to make such cards, or even the ones with onions and lady finger cut outs, dipped in paint. But as they grew, they started becoming more creative with their ideas and added much more to the cards to make them look prettier than before. Of course, now they are through that stage and have no time…lol…for making cards as you have the ready made ones all over in the stores 🙂

    Thanks for sharing. Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas. Have a nice week ahead 🙂
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    Harleena Singh

    12/12/2013

    • Hi Harleena,

      It’s great to just spend time with the kids and get them involved during this hectic period. 🙂

      I like the idea of using onions and lady finger cut outs. Sounds interesting! I know what you mean about them growing out of creating their own. They get so busy with their own lives and doing their own thing that making cards is not on their list of priorities. 🙂

      Thanks for stopping by. I wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas full of love and laughter. Enjoy the rest of the week. 🙂

      By the way, I loved your latest post about miracles. Very interesting read.

      junie junie

      12/12/2013

  2. I don’t ever recall my Mom doing anything like that with us June. She did all of the decorating although we did make some fun ornaments in art class and got to hang them on the tree. That’s about all I recall.

    I don’t have children and all my family is older now. I’ve got some cousins with young ones now, grandkids actually but we don’t live close enough to be in on the fun.

    Great fun ideas though and I appreciate you sharing it with us.

    ~Adrienne
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    Adrienne

    14/12/2013

    • I know what you mean Adrienne. But we didn’t even celebrate Christmas because my parents were Jehovahs Witnesses. So I missed out on a lot. I made up for it with my own kids though.

      Christmas should be a fun time. It’s hectic enough rushing around buying presents, food and everything else.

      Thanks for stopping by.

      Have a loevely weekend. 🙂

      junie junie

      14/12/2013

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