6 Festive Activities For Kids

Looking for ways to keep kids entertained this festive season? Check out our top 6 favourite activities.

paper snowflake in a child's hand

Printable Activities For Kids

We’ve created some festive printable activities for kids, with an Oddbox twist! They can complete a veggie themed word search or even help our vegetables find their box with our free printable maze.

  1. Printable Gingerbread Men Recipe
  2. Printable Maze
  3. Printable Word Search

Art Activities For Kids

Engage your little sprouts in a world of festive creativity with a range of art-based activities, from crafting their own ornaments to colouring and discovering the fun of making pom-poms. 

Paper Snowflakes

What You’ll Need:

  • A4 sheets of paper 
  • Scissors 
  • Hole punch 
  • Ribbon

To start this simple craft, trim your piece of paper into an even square. Fold the square in half diagonally to form a triangle and then fold in half again so that the corners meet. Next, fold the triangle into thirds, folding the left side of the triangle into the middle, and then the right side over the top. Trim off the pointed ends to form a thin triangle. Now you can start to cut different shapes out of the sides of the paper, this is where you can get creative - it doesn’t need to be perfect! Finish by unfolding the paper to reveal your beautiful snowflake.

(Tutorial via Martha Stewart)

Pom Poms

What You’ll Need:

  • Knitting yarn 
  • Scissors
  • Cardboard

Start by helping your little one by cutting out 2 donut shaped pieces of cardboard. The bigger the cardboard, the bigger the pom pom. Then cut a slit on one side of each ring. Stack the two pieces of cardboard on top of each and start to wrap your yarn around the card. Once the card is completely covered, use a sharp pair of scissors to cut around the edge in between the two cardboard rings. Before removing the cardboard, use another piece of yarn to wrap and tie the centre between the two rings. Remove the rings and have fun trimming the pom pom into whatever shape you like. 

(Tutorial via Treasurie)

Easy Baking With Kids

Explore a variety of baking activities perfect for creating delicious memories with your little sprouts. Give classic gingerbread men a go, or try something more adventurous like melted sweet ornaments.

Gingerbread Men Recipe

What You’ll Need: 

  • Our printable recipe (linked here)
  • Large mixing bowl
  • Wooden spoon 
  • Cookie cutters
  • Parchment paper
  • Baking tray

Follow the baking instructions on our printable recipe. Then decorate using royal icing, sprinkles or edible glitter. These little gingerbread men also make great gifts for your little ones to give to family and friends.

Melted Sweet Ornaments

What You’ll Need: 

  • 1 bag of boiled sweets
  • Assortment of cookie cutters
  • Parchment paper 
  • Baking tray 
  • Spray oil (or use a pastry brush with oil) 
  • Toothpick 
  • Ribbon

Start by preheating your oven to 175C. Next, coat the inside of your cookie cutters with oil, using either spray oil or a pastry brush. Place the cookie cutters on a lined baking tray, roughly 2 inches apart. Place the boiled sweets into the middle of the cookie cutters and let them melt in the oven for 4-6 minutes. Leave to cool for 3 minutes and then use a toothpick dipped in oil to create a hole at the top of the ornament. Then allow to cool completely for roughly 20 minutes. Carefully remove the melted sweets from the cookie cutter and thread through some ribbon. Now your little ones can hang their sweet ornaments wherever they’d like.

(Recipe via Tbsp)

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