15+Christmas Day Activities For The Whole Family

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15+Christmas Day Activities For The Whole Family

When Christmas morning finally arrives, you’re going to have your hands full for quite a while.

First, comes the presents of course. Your kids will let nothing stand in the way of their march to the foot of the Christmas tree. Let them have their fun, and have some of your own while you’re at it. The first hour or two of Christmas morning is a joyful time no matter how old you are.

Once the presents are opened, the mess is cleaned up, and everybody’s a little hungry, have a full breakfast/brunch with the family and talk about all the things that you’re thankful for this holiday season. It’s important to remember that Christmas isn’t about the gifts so much as the time spent with family and the memories that you create during this time. After brunch, you’re left with a whole afternoon with nothing planned. What are you going to do?

How about some sports and outdoor activities!

Get outside with your kids and enjoy the weather with some fun athletic games. Badminton is a great game that everybody can enjoy. You can find inexpensive badminton sets at most sporting goods stores.

One of my personal favorites is called baseball golf. You only need a baseball or any other type of all and a little bit of space. The point of the game is to roll the ball towards an object, which could be a tree, a post, or anything you have around. You have to try to hit the object in as few rolls as possible, but the trick is that if your ball rolls past the object, you have to go back to the starting point.

Here are other outdoor Christmas Day activities that your kids will love!

1. Don’t Ring The Bells Challenge

This obstacle course is not only enjoyed by the whole family but it teaches kids discipline as they try their best not to ring the bells.

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2. Lawn Twister

Twist your way to fun with the whole family! This laughter-filled game will also test your body’s flexibility.

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3. Bananagram

Exercise your minds too with this educational lawn game for everybody.

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4. Giant Lawn Matching Game

Another mind game that’s not just fun but will help improve your memory.

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5. Giant Pick Up Sticks

Take this commonly indoor game to the next level that’s sure to excite all your senses!

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6. Donut Eating Contest

Make your love for donuts a more challenging one!

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7. Human Ring Toss

Not as easy as it looks but it gives endless fun and laughter for everyone.

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8. Bonfire

Gather around a bonfire for some merriment and this will definitely be one of the most memorable moments for the whole family.

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If you just want to spend the whole day inside away from the scorching heat of the sun, there’s still no stopping the fun. Or if everybody is tired out, or when the sun starts to go down, take the party inside with some some board games and cups of cocoa.

Here some indoor Christmas Day activities sure to bring fun for the whole family!

9. Cookie Face Challenge

A fun way to exercise the muscles on your face!

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10. Complete The Puzzle (Using Oven Mitts)

If for you, completing a puzzle is a breeze, try doing it using oven mitts!

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11. Unwrap the Gift (Using Oven Mitts)

…or opening your gifts! You can just imagine the fun and laughter that it brings.

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12. Candy Elevator

Make eating candies a more challenging one for the whole family with this game that’ll test your balance and hand and body coordination.

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13. Snow Shovel Race

Shoveling snow is not that easy, just as this snow shovel race where you get to pick these cotton balls using only a spoon, then finish in just a minute.

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14. Attack The Snowman

Toppling down a stack of cups may look easy, but try using cotton swabs, then you’re up for a challenge.

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15. Marshmallow Chopsticks

Picking up marshmallows the hard (but fun) way.

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16. Who Am I? Game

This guessing game will provide the whole family hours of fun!

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17. Board Games

Nothing beats board games to keep the family entertained this season!

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Christmas Olympics

A fun idea is to combine all of these games into your very own Christmas Olympics! You can tally up scores from each game as you go to find out who is going to be the reigning Olympian for the year. Make the prize something simple that won’t cause too much jealousy among the winner’s siblings, but at the same time, make sure it’s a real prize. For example, the winner gets to choose what to eat that night.

You can easily turn this into an annual tradition each Christmas for something that the kids will really look forward to. It’s fun and inexpensive, an incredible way to spend a Christmas afternoon.

December 25th is about being together with the family, so whatever you do, whether you decide to play games, watch a movie, or just nap on the couch, do it as a family.

What Christmas Day activities do you do as a family?

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I hope your holidays are full of fun and laughter!

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