Keep the little ones occupied and entertained during the colder months of the year with activities that are guaranteed to provide the perfect balance of fun, creativity, learning and well-deserved family time.
我们有轻松的烘焙项目，使用辣生姜和肉桂，以及午后茶，包括美味的三明治和温暖的热巧克力。您可以选择更多的冬季和圣诞节烘焙思想圣诞节cookies for kids recipes。
让孩子们用节日装饰和冷酷的午后活动，如绘画，播放乐趣，PapierMâché的疯狂等等。对于更实用的和（嘈杂）项目，请按照我们的指南5 instruments kids can make.
我们也极大地重视了忙碌的一天后蜿蜒下来的重要性。我们列出了一些关于您的孩子如何充分利用安静时间的提示，以防止他们的大脑尽可能紧张。我们的指导mindfulness tips for a calmer Christmas充满了心理学家核准的活动，以确保圣诞节是无压力和愉快的。瑜伽练习和户外健身也是健康的心灵和身体，也是乐趣和多才多艺。
Use up simple cupboard ingredients to make fun salt dough, which can then be baked and decorated. Let your kids’ creativity run wild with different shapes, colours and patterns. You can follow our guide onhow to make salt dough, with a few tips on how to make the most out of decorating. Using this recipe, you could also try out thesesalt dough Christmas decorationswith a variety of biscuit cutters.
Gingerbread is the ultimate wintery sweet treat and is both delicious to eat and fun to make. Ensure parental supervision is in place for the warm sugar syrup as it is very hot. Once cooled, the gingerbread is ready to be iced and decorated and is perfect to have for a cosy afternoon tea with family and friends. Check out our recipe on how to make these delicious姜饼人。
Grab an old jam jar and some festive glitter and create a magical snow globe at home. It is the perfect way to keep kids occupied, get crafty and recycle household goods. Follow our guide here onhow to make a snow globe。
4.Go see the Christmas lights
Why not bring the whole family along to see some beautiful Christmas lights in your local town or city centre? It could be a great way to stimulate your kids’ imagination, whilst also lifting everyone’s mood and bringing some festive cheer. You could also put up your own home decorations with the kids, including those pretty盐面团装饰you made on another day.
Sweet gift alert! Make these reindeerhot chocolate conesfor family and friends to enjoy on a cosy winter evening. Kids will enjoy filling the bags and decorating on the reindeer faces. One cone serves four, so make a batch and there’s plenty to go round.
6。Have a family movie night
Sometimes all you need is to lounge all evening and watch your favourite family blockbusters, accompanied by (of course) your favourite family snacks. Follow our guide on theultimate family film nightfor both sweet and savoury treats and yummy drinks.
Fairy cakes are particularly nice to make on a rainy day when kids don’t want to be outdoors. Having an activity which stimulates learning and creativity whilst also (hopefully) being quite calming, is always a good way to spend your time. We have a delicious仙女蛋糕食谱适合孩子们，以及更广泛的选择the best fairy cake recipes为每个人享受。
8。Explore winter wildlife outdoors
You could also take the kids outside to explore the wildlife this time of year, learning about seasonal changes and the impacts on wildlife hibernation. For outdoor play and exploration at home, thesemud kitchen ideas对于您的花园确保儿童通过在识别不同生物和植物时阅读食谱和基本生物学时，通过使用尺度，扫盲在综合中培养他们的知识。
9。Make afternoon tea
Either for a special occasion or just a jolly time, an afternoon tea party is always a good idea. This guide on a simple classicafternoon tea for kidsis a nice time filler for those slow days during school holidays. We have a selection of activities and ideas, including delicious kids’ sandwiches and a selection of cakes and scones, and you could easily swap cold drinks for warming hot tea or hot chocolates if preferred. You could also try these孩子们的馅料对于更多的茶会灵感。
10.Take time for mindfulness
心理学家和教授在近年来的心理学教授完成的研究表明，学校的重要性是值得的。即使是20至30分钟的课程也可以随着时间的推移改善年轻人的情绪和身体状态，从而减少焦虑，压力和不良行为。我们的10 mindfulness exercises for kidsprovide some simple exercises for kids and adults alike to do at home.
Paper folding is a super easy and affordable way to get crafty with the kids. We have anorigami for kids指南，包括与三种折纸动物的链接！
As days get shorter and night skies sparkle, a great activity would be to stargaze. Either from the window or your back garden with some blankets and go-to snacks, take time with your kids to learn about our magnificent solar system and the stars in our Milky Way galaxy. The明星步行2应用程序, which is available on iOS and Android mobiles, allows you to point your phone to the sky to identify constellations and stars and provides an educational guide to the beautiful night sky.
Stuck indoors and have no plans? Decorate some rocks! This is aneasy rock paintingguide for a ladybird design to get started and then kids will love coming up with new ideas.
15.Go on a bike ride
在厨房里有趣的科学课程，尝试制作天然染料from basic fruit and veg. These dyes can be used to create dyed t-shirts, socks or any white fabric you have lying around. We have tips on how to create vibrant purple, blue and pink, red, yellow, green and orange dyes.
Pick up some pinecones from your local forest and get crafting to make this easy and adorablePinecone鼠标, found in our autumn crafts for kids’ guide. It uses common crafting essentials such as felt, glue and card to create little rodent friends.
Prepare this classic papier mâché mixture in 10 minutes! Our winning recipe allows you and the family to easily create amazing projects from balloon bowls to faces and globes. Follow the recipe here onhow to make papier mâchéand watch our exclusive video which includes some of our fun creations. Any leftover paper can be used to make these sweet纸花。
Pump up the jams and get to the dancefloor! Having a little dancing session is such a great way of keeping the kids active and fit, especially when the weather isn’t too great and staying indoors is the only option. Street dance, break dancing or even ballroom dancing; whatever you feel like doing, make sure the kids get excited to shake some moves! You can also follow our让孩子们活跃的5种方式指导。
Another science project incoming! Kids eight years and over are going to love making these bath bombs that are completely safe to use in the bath. With a mix of essential oils including lavender, chamomile, coconut and olive oil, these自制浴室炸弹锻炼比商店买单便宜，也非常愉快。
There are always a few spuds left in the veg box! Use biscuit cutters and a knife to carve out shapes for your kids to dip into paint. These are so great for making homemade cards, stamping onto wrapping paper or making art to display on the fridge door. Follow these instructions and tips onhow to make potato stamps。
只使用纸和剪刀，创造令人印象深刻的雪花设计，可以减少很有趣的方式。在这里，我们有一个简单的八步指南如何制作纸雪花。Just make sure younger kids are using safe scissors.
It often seems the easier option to buy playdough from the craft shop and leave your kids to it. But, if you’re after a fun mini home project, this is it! Follow our video where Juliet Sear demonstrateshow to make playdough建议对设备使用和f告诉我们的想法or shapes and models.
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