Holiday Activities on a Budget
The holidays are busy, stressful and expensive. Spending time together as a family will help relieve anxiety and create happy memories. Here are five activities you can do with your children without breaking the bank.
Walk through your neighborhood and look at the beautiful lights. Have everyone vote on their favorite house and even get some pointers for your own display.
Outdoor public skating is an incredibly fun way to spend an afternoon getting exercise and laughing. Unless your child skates a lot, it’s probably less expensive to rent skates for their ever-growing feet.
Go to your local library and check out some holiday books or movies. Your library might also have some holiday events with live readings or crafts.
Spend a day at home throwing a pajama party. You can have breakfast for dinner and play cosy games all day.
Make your own ornaments and gifts. Pinterest is a great resource for DIY arts & crafts. Try potato stamps, mason jar snow globes or styrofoam ball snowmen.
Susan Mann is an RECE with her Resource Teacher Certificate. She works for Children’s Services in Huron County as a Resource Consultant. Susan is a mother of two grown boys who are both in University.