In the holiday season, parents usually try to get their kids a gift that will convey their love. Instead of finding the latest toys and gadgets on offer, give them the gift that really matters - time. For just a second, forget the craziness of the holidays, and spend quality time with your kids while creating memories that will last them beyond their childhood years. Here are 3 simple activities for you to try out!
The year-end period is usually synonymous with spring cleaning and fixing items that are in dire need of repair. This year, choose one item to be fixed, and make it a family project - instead of outsourcing it to the professionals as we usually do. Researching the best fix-it methods, and getting the repair done can be a great bonding experience and confidence booster - plus you'll pick up a skill with your child.
Simple dishes cooked and served with love provide the setting some of our most treasured family memories. If you are still hesitant about your culinary skills, try a fail-safe no bake dessert like a cookie and ice-cream sandwich. Pick up your favourite cookie and ice-cream flavours at the grocery store. Spread the softened ice-cream between two cookies, and freeze the cookies before eating. Better still; make an extra batch to share with a neighbor for the holidays.
Make a Gift
The holiday season doesn't need to be an annual mad dash of gift-buying. Choose a few close family members and friends who would enjoy thoughtful handmade presents. Coffee mugs with a monogram stenciled on for a friend, a clay paperweight or fridge magnet for a grandparent - the possibilities are endless, and can be done simply and inexpensively.
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