How to keep the festive (family) spirit alive
Even though Christmas is over, doesn't mean you have to forget the festive spirit. Here's a few ways to stop the kids from going back into hiding in their bedrooms and encourage more family quality time.
Let your little ones show off their musical talents and test your musical knowledge with this miniature drum set.
HEAD DOWN TO THE LOCAL LIBRARY
If you don't want to make reading the main activity of your day why not take a trip down to your local library or bookstore, pick your favourite 3 books (like this illustrated copy of Mary Poppins), then bring your finds home and read them in our next activity below.
BUILD AN IGLOO
Name a cosier activity than to build an indoor igloo. Fill it with blankets and make some hot chocolate (preferably served in these adorable Cath Kidson mugs) and snuggle up with your new reads.
Board games are always a great way to get the whole family together and encourage some healthy competition. This Dog Bingo is a fun option and the pictures mean that a child does not need to be able to read in order to join in.
TOUCH AND FEEL BOX
Put all of those leftover present boxes to good use and great a touch-and-feel box for the kids. Simply grab an old box with a lid, cut a hand-sized hole in one side and place an object inside to amuse children all afternoon. Why not try this little octopus and see what guesses they can come up with?