10 Family Bonding Activities For The Best Christmas Ever
These are the 10 best family bonding activities for Christmas that will bring your family closer and create amazing memories.
Christmas can be a busy time of year. So busy that we forget to spend time together as a family. This year, we are making a point to spend more time together as a family! If you want to spend more time with your family, here are ten family bonding activities for the best Christmas ever!
Go ice skating
Ice skating is a great activity to do as a family! You can find indoor skate rinks in nearly every city, but if you live in a larger city, you may be able to go ice skating outdoors as well.
Have a family cookie exchange
Have each family make their cookie to bring to a cookie exchange! This could be a fun way to celebrate the holidays if you have family members close by! If you don’t have any family nearby, consider doing a neighborhood exchange instead.
Read Christmas stories
You can check out Christmas books from your local library, or even score a few freebies from Amazon this time of year! If you are looking for something a little different, try an audiobook instead!
Cook a meal together
Get everyone in the kitchen to help make a meal together this holiday season. Have each person in charge of one aspect of the meal and work together to create something delicious. You can even make a meal to send to someone else.
Make homemade ornaments together
You can buy clear plastic ornaments from the dollar tree and even acrylic paint! Get everyone together and make your ornaments to hang on the tree!
Watch classic Christmas movies
Freeform has their 25 days of Christmas, Amazon Prime Now has a ton of great Christmas movies, and Netflix is packed full of the classics! Spend an afternoon binge-ing Christmas movies, and get your family in the Christmas spirit.
Make a family time capsule
Time capsules are a fun way to end the year, and with the end of the year coming soon, now is a great time to make a time capsule! Put in your favorite family memories from the year, and enjoy looking back on the memories for years to come.
Decorate a gingerbread house village
Instead of making a gingerbread house, why not create a small village! They have premade kits, or you can make your gingerbread from scratch!
Have a secret Santa gift exchange in your own home
Instead of getting each person a gift this year, start your own household secret Santa! This is a great way to save money on gifts and a fun way to get everyone involved in Christmas gifts!
Pick out a Christmas tree together
Picking out a Christmas tree can be a fun way to get everyone involved in trimming the tree! Go to a tree lot and walk around, looking at trees together.
These family bonding ideas can be used outside of the holiday season as well! I hope that these family bonding ideas have helped you come up with some new ways to spend time together this Christmas.
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