Spending quality time with the whole family is one of the many reasons to love Christmas time. Creating memories, enjoying various family activities, and indulging in mouth-watering food are some of the great perks of getting together with the family for Christmas.
Quality time can be different for each family. For some, it may be a holiday abroad to somewhere warm. Others may enjoy a more traditional Christmas at home. The good news is at Poundstretcher, we have many fun activities, games and accessories that are sure to make this Christmas one to remember.
So, if you are in need of some inspiration for fun Christmas ideas and activities for the whole family to take part in this year, carry on reading.
Decorating the House and Christmas Tree
It’s not officially Christmas until the Christmas tree and decorations are in place, right?
Decorating the home and putting the Christmas tree in place is a fun experience for the whole family to take part in. There is no better way to get everyone in the festive spirit than sprucing up the house with Christmas decorations and spreading the festive joy.
At Poundstretcher, you can expect to find a large variety of Christmas decorations. So, whether it’s a new addition to give the trusty old Christmas tree a refreshed look or something to remind you it’s Christmas time in every room you go to, head over to your local store to get decorating!
You will also find a range of outdoor light-up Christmas decorations. Spread that festive joy from inside the house to the whole street with our amazing outdoor Christmas lighting.
Movie & Game Nights with the Family
Another family favourite during the holiday season are movie and game nights. Whether that’s getting cosied up on the sofa with one of our luxury blankets and watching a Christmas classic for the 5th time, or getting out the board games and putting something on the line to bring out the competitive spirit in everyone, movie and game nights are always fun.
You can make it extra fun by repeating this throughout the holiday season and letting one family member choose the game to play or movie to watch each night. Just be sure to head over to your local Poundstretcher beforehand to ensure you have enough popcorn to go around.
Baking Christmas Cookies
What better way to enjoy the Christmas season than indulging in some delicious homemade cookies?
A fantastic way to get the children involved is baking and decorating your very own Christmas cookies. Cookies make for wonderful gifts for family, friends and even teachers. The process of baking them together with your kids also makes for some great moments and memories.
If this is something you want to try out this Christmas, at Poundstretcher we stock all the essentials you will need. These include baking trays and paper, piping bags, baking cases and much more, so be sure to check out our full cookware collection.
Family Secret Santa
When you think of fun Christmas activities, who can forget about the classic family secret Santa? The joy of opening gifts and the arguments when one family member clearly spends nowhere near the agreed budget are all great memories that last for a long time.
Regardless of how small the budgets may be for your secret Santa this year, with Poundstretcher you can find amazing gifts to suit all budgets.
Craft Day With the Kids
An additional way to get the kids more active during Christmas, and to get their creative juices flowing, is having an arts and crafts day. Making Christmas crafts with the help of the little ones make for meaningful and personal holiday decor that you can use anywhere in your home and are also perfect for gifting to loved ones. They are also a wonderful thing to make an annual tradition.
Regardless of the outcome of your arts and crafts attempts, the most important aspect will be the time spent together with the family and witnessing the creativity of the kids and their ideas coming to fruition. So be sure to view our stationery and arts & crafts collection to get an idea of what you will need for your craft day.
The oven mitts Christmas challenge
And lastly on our list of fun Christmas ideas for the whole family to take part in is the oven mitts Christmas challenge. For this all you will need:
- A pair of oven mitts
- A Santa hat
- Two dice
- A well-wrapped present
The way the game works is by having the whole family sit around the dining table. One member of the family starts by wearing the oven mitts and Santa hat and attempts to open the present, which is harder than it sounds wearing oven mitts, while the person to their right rolls the two dice continuously until they get a double of any number. When they do, the oven mitts and Santa hat is passed to them and they begin attempting to open the present while the person to their right rolls the dice. This then continues until the gift has been unwrapped by the lucky family member who then gets to keep the gift. This can be repeated with multiple gifts and is great fun.
Kick-off the Christmas Season the Right Way at Poundstretcher
If all these fun Christmas ideas have got you in the festive mood, then be sure to plan your next trip to a local Poundstretcher to pick up all the amazing items we have available that you will need.
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