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LovedByKait: 10 Indoor Family Holiday Activities
November 20, 2020
Lifestyle blogger Kait Entsminger from Loved By Kait.
Lifestyle and guest blogger, Kait Entsminger, is back this week to share her favorite indoor activities to enjoy with loved ones this holiday season. Kait is a very busy mother of two who always inspires her readers with tips about fashion, skin care, home decor and everyday life. Check out her top 10 activities to enjoy these next couple of months.
Lifestyle blogger Kait Entsminger from Loved By Kait.
Lifestyle and guest blogger, Kait Entsminger, is back this week to share her favorite indoor activities to enjoy with loved ones this holiday season. Kait is a very busy mother of two who always inspires her readers with tips about fashion, skin care, home decor and everyday life. Check out her top 10 activities to enjoy these next couple of months.

The holidays can be such a fun time for your family. The kids are home from school and you get to spend more time as a family. But sometimes, you’re also searching for activities to keep your little ones busy now that they’re home. Let’s talk about how we can keep those little hands busy, but also keep them learning during the holidays this year.

The holidays can be such a fun time for your family. The kids are home from school and you get to spend more time as a family. But sometimes, you’re also searching for activities to keep your little ones busy now that they’re home. Let’s talk about how we can keep those little hands busy, but also keep them learning during the holidays this year.

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Bake Cookies Together

Bake Cookies Together

This may be one of the most traditional activities you can do together, but you can also turn it into a fun learning experience. Let them help you measure, stir and roll out cookies. Let them get creative with icing and sprinkles. I promise you, anything with sprinkles will be a hit!

This may be one of the most traditional activities you can do together, but you can also turn it into a fun learning experience. Let them help you measure, stir and roll out cookies. Let them get creative with icing and sprinkles. I promise you, anything with sprinkles will be a hit!

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02.

Make Bracelets for Family Members

Make Bracelets for Family Members

We love making bracelets and necklaces in our house because it allows them to gain that necessary hand and eye coordination. Create patterns, use holiday colors, & get your kids familiar with family members that they may not get to see often. For example: “Let’s make a bracelet for Great Aunt Sarah. Did you know, she used to live on a farm and she had a cow!” Share fun facts with your littles about each family member so they feel more connected when they see them at parties.

We love making bracelets and necklaces in our house because it allows them to gain that necessary hand and eye coordination. Create patterns, use holiday colors, & get your kids familiar with family members that they may not get to see often. For example: “Let’s make a bracelet for Great Aunt Sarah. Did you know, she used to live on a farm and she had a cow!” Share fun facts with your littles about each family member so they feel more connected when they see them at parties.

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03.

Make Paper Snowflakes and Let Them Decorate Their Room

Make Paper Snowflakes and Let Them Decorate Their Room

We make ours out of blue construction paper and then either hang them or tape them to their walls. I love this activity because it makes them feel in control of their space, giving them the opportunity to make decisions on their own.

We make ours out of blue construction paper and then either hang them or tape them to their walls. I love this activity because it makes them feel in control of their space, giving them the opportunity to make decisions on their own.

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04.

Decorate a “Grateful Jar”

Decorate a “Grateful Jar”

Help your kids write secret notes of things they’re thankful for. Then, you can read them during Thanksgiving dinner with friends and family

Help your kids write secret notes of things they’re thankful for. Then, you can read them during Thanksgiving dinner with friends and family

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05.

Build a Fort for a Movie Night

Build a Fort for a Movie Night

Since the time has changed, it’s officially dark way before bed time. Turn down the lights, choose a movie and snuggle into your blanket fort with some popcorn or snacks.

Since the time has changed, it’s officially dark way before bed time. Turn down the lights, choose a movie and snuggle into your blanket fort with some popcorn or snacks.

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06.

Make Edible Necklaces

Make Edible Necklaces

String popcorn or cereal on a fishing line and tie it around their neck for a fun edible necklace during movie night.

String popcorn or cereal on a fishing line and tie it around their neck for a fun edible necklace during movie night.

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07.

Make homemade ornaments

Make homemade ornaments

This was one of my favorite things that I did with my parents when we were little. All you need is clear bulb ornaments, acrylic paint, glue and glitter. Carefully pop the silver metal top out of the ornament & squirt in your choice of paints, glitter and glue. Swirl it around and see what kind of fun designs you can make!

This was one of my favorite things that I did with my parents when we were little. All you need is clear bulb ornaments, acrylic paint, glue and glitter. Carefully pop the silver metal top out of the ornament & squirt in your choice of paints, glitter and glue. Swirl it around and see what kind of fun designs you can make!

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08.

Decorate your child’s door like a present

Decorate your child’s door like a present

Let them choose the wrapping paper and bow to cover their door. Also, let them have fun & get creative with who their present is “to” and “from”.

Let them choose the wrapping paper and bow to cover their door. Also, let them have fun & get creative with who their present is “to” and “from”.

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09.

Paper Chains

Paper Chains

This is a great traditional activity that I remember doing with my parents! Cut strips of colored construction paper, make circles and link them together using tape.

This is a great traditional activity that I remember doing with my parents! Cut strips of colored construction paper, make circles and link them together using tape.

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10.

Create a Giant Fall turkey

Create a Giant Fall turkey

Get a large poster board and sketch out a turkey. Cut all kinds of fun and silly shapes out of colored construction paper & allow your children to glue the pieces to create the turkey's feathers!

Is there anything better than spending quality time with your kids when you know they’re having so much fun? I don’t think so! Walk through this list with your children and decide on a few activities to do together this year.

Get a large poster board and sketch out a turkey. Cut all kinds of fun and silly shapes out of colored construction paper & allow your children to glue the pieces to create the turkey's feathers!

Is there anything better than spending quality time with your kids when you know they’re having so much fun? I don’t think so! Walk through this list with your children and decide on a few activities to do together this year.

All Photos Courtesy Of: Kait Entsminger

For more about Kait and her lifestyle content, check out her blog and instagram!