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How to entertain your children during the Christmas holidays

By Brown Ezilon.com Articles Published 11/13/2009 | Entertainment

If youre short of ideas for the approaching Christmas holidays, and you really dont know where to turn for new and entertaining ideas, try out this plan, and get all the family to enjoy the festivities.

Take the family out to enjoy a play with a nativity scene, children love the story of baby Jesus. In fact, if your budget is low, youll find that many high schools offer free entrance to their holiday season plays.

You can try taking the children to a holiday concert. Most children enjoy music and here again a lot of high schools offer free concerts for all during the holiday season.

It can also be exciting to drive the children around the neighbourhood and admire the holiday lights while listening to Christmas carols or music in the car. Your children will feel theyre out on an adventure. The excitement of being out after dark and not in bed for a change will be a great change and render Christmas all the more fun.

Most communities organise holiday parades, make sure you check these out in the local paper or over the net, children adore parades. You can also organise a holiday party with your childrens classmates and have someone dress up as Santa Claus, have Christmas music and crackers.

If you want your Christmas holidays to be more intimate, rent some of your favourite Christmas movies, make some hot chocolate and settle down together to watch the same movies you watched when you were a child.

Do not forget to take pictures or videos of these precious moments, your children will enjoy looking over them and so will you!

This is also the right moment to initiate your children to cooking. Have them help you with the Christmas baking and cooking. You have time on your hands, and you are probably more patient than usual, Christmas has this effect over adults! Take advantage of these moments and share your experience with your children. They love to learn how to make cakes, biscuits and other holiday treats. They also love to be able to help. So make the most of the holiday season and teach your children to cook and help you in the process. Make sure you make it clear that cleaning is also a process of cooking! This will teach your children how to be responsible and well disciplined.

The holidays are also great for learning by role-playing and developing listening skills by using holiday music. Use the holidays as an opportunity to guide your children as they yearn and learn through the magical holiday season.