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Free Holiday Fun at Home Ideas

The holiday season can be an expensive time of the year. Between gifts, dinners, parties, and decorations, the bills really start to add up! With a little creativity, you can still have fun with your family at home without breaking the bank.

Here are some ideas for free activities to do with toddlers this holiday season:

  1. Make holiday cookies

This is a great activity for toddlers who are learning their colors and shapes. You can start by setting up supplies like cookie cutters, frosting, sprinkles, and other toppings on a tray in front of your kids. Then, let them go to town! If you have any older siblings, they might enjoy helping too!

  1. Host a holiday dance party

Kids love music, so why not create a special playlist of holiday songs? Get everyone in on the fun by having them pick out their favorites — they’ll love dancing around while you sing along!

  1. Make holiday decorations

There are tons of ways to make holiday decorations using items found around the house. Use white paper to make snowflakes, cotton balls to make Santa and snowmen, and colored construction paper to make paper chain garlands for the tree!

  1. Watch holiday movies

There’s nothing like gathering the family together to watch a classic holiday film! Put on your coziest pajamas, prepare a spread of holiday snacks, make some hot cocoa, and put on your favorite holiday-themed movie. With so many great options, you might have to turn movie night into movie week and let each family member pick a new movie every night!


Here at Imagine, we plan exciting holiday-themed activities for all children! Contact us today to learn more about how we celebrate the holidays at our childcare center.