Help Your Toddlers Get in the Holiday Spirit With These Fun Activities to Do at Home
Shiny bows, colorful ribbons, and sparkling gift wrap make presents look so magical during the holiday season. I know Christmas isn't just about the presents — which are pretty amazing, obviously — but it's also about spending time with loved ones. I personally love shopping for gifts, taking pictures with Santa, going ice skating, and exploring Christmas markets, especially when I get to do it all with my toddler sons. But this year, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues, things will be a little different from past holiday seasons. That's OK! Make this season a time for thankfulness, joy in the little things, and making new traditions with your toddlers!
This is your chance to finally teach your kids how to decorate a gingerbread house. Or, dress up the entire family in matching holiday PJs and watch Hallmark movies like you've always wanted to. Or, entertain little ones by driving around the neighborhood admiring the lights. It can still be magical from home — maybe even more so when you aren't fighting crowds, planning trips, or stressing about all the events you normally have to attend this time of year. My 3-year-old and 1-year-old are so excited for all the things we get to do together this year, and honestly, so am I. Keep reading for a few ideas to get your toddlers in the holiday spirit this season, all from the safety of your own home!