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10 Unique Holiday Activities for Kids That Parents Enjoy Too

by Vannessa Rhoades 10 Nov 2023
10 Unique Holiday Activities for Kids That Parents Enjoy Too

Winter holidays are a super special time for everyone – especially little ones who just can't contain their excitement. But let's face it, they can get a bit restless while you're caught up with wrapping gifts, baking cookies, and scribbling on cards. No worries, though—we've got the perfect fix. Keep those little ones entertained and add some extra sparkle to the season with our list of fun holiday activities for kids. Cheers to happy holidays!

1. Tonies Audio Figurine Listening Party

Host a Tonies audio figurine listening party! Create a cozy corner with blankets and pillows, and let the kids choose their favorite holiday-themed Tonies audio figurines. From classic tales to festive tunes, it's a delightful way to bring the magic of storytelling to life. Parents can even join in the fun, reminiscing about their favorite childhood stories.

As a special bonus through the end of December 2023, ANB Baby is including a free Tonies headset purchase of any Toniebox—because the magic of the holidays deserves to be enjoyed to the fullest!


2. DIY Ornament Decorating Station

Looking for holiday party activities for kids? Set up a DIY ornament decorating station with plain ornaments, pretty paper, glitter, paint, and festive embellishments. Let the kids unleash their creativity while parents join in the fun, creating personalized ornaments for the tree. It's a memorable activity that results in unique decorations for years to come.

10 Unique Holiday Activities for Kids That Parents Enjoy Too

3. Holiday Movie Marathon Bingo

Create bingo cards featuring scenes or quotes from classic holiday movies. As the family enjoys a holiday movie marathon, mark off the bingo squares. Parents and kids alike will have a blast spotting their favorite moments and characters while enjoying cozy movie nights together.

10 Unique Holiday Activities for Kids That Parents Enjoy Too

4. Stroller Wagon Caroling Parade

Decorate a stroller wagon with twinkling lights and tinsel, transforming it into a festive parade float. Load it up with kids, musical instruments, and holiday cheer, then embark on a neighborhood caroling parade. Parents can lead the way, and everyone can enjoy spreading joy with their melodious voices. 

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5. Volunteer

Spend some time giving back! Volunteering is a great way to teach kids empathy and encourage them to serve our community (in a way that's developmentally appropriate). Even very young children can get in on the action! Pick up trash as you take walks, bring cookies or a card to an elderly neighbor, clear the sidewalks of leaves or snow while you're catching up with yard work, or offer to walk a neighbor's dog when they're busy. Children don't have to serve strangers in a formal organization to learn that helping other people feels good.

6. Christmas Scavenger Hunt with a Twist

Organize a Christmas scavenger hunt with a twist. Create clues that lead to different holiday-themed Tonies audio figurines hidden around the house, like the Tonies Holiday Songs & Carols Audio Play Figurine. As kids follow the clues, they can discover new stories and songs, adding an extra element of surprise to the traditional scavenger hunt.


7. Gingerbread House Building Contest

Host a friendly gingerbread house building contest. Provide gingerbread house kits and an assortment of candies and decorations. Parents and kids can team up or compete individually to create the most festive and imaginative gingerbread masterpiece.

10 Unique Holiday Activities for Kids That Parents Enjoy Too

8. Letters to Santa Story Time

Set up a cozy reading nook with blankets and pillows. Encourage the kids to write letters to Santa and then gather for a special storytime where parents read classic holiday tales. It's a heartwarming activity that combines the joy of storytelling with the timeless tradition of writing to Santa.

10 Unique Holiday Activities for Kids That Parents Enjoy Too

9. Starry Night Outdoor Adventure

Bundle up and venture into the backyard for a "Starry Night" adventure. Use a stroller wagon, like the super spacious, easy-to-maneuver Veer Cruiser, to transport cozy blankets and pillows and spend the evening stargazing. Parents can share stories about constellations, making it an educational and enchanting experience for the whole family.

10. Holiday Memory Jar

Create a holiday memory jar filled with small pieces of paper where family members can jot down their favorite moments throughout the season. Parents and kids alike can contribute, and on New Year's Eve, gather to read and reminisce about the cherished memories shared during the festive season.

This holiday season, let the magic of these unique activities bring joy to both kids and parents alike. From festive parades to creative crafting, there's something for everyone to enjoy together. Happy holidays!

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