Our Christmas Gift For You Is Play Ideas.
During the holiday season, you might be a little lost about how to keep your children busy. You might need to keep them occupied while you prepare for your Christmas event guests or for travels. Or maybe you just need to keep them busy so they stay out of trouble when your normal schedule is not in play. Here are some mild weather outside play ideas that we have been using, along with some recent photos.
Why Play With Your Children?
Also, if you play with your children, it is a great way to get some exercise AND clear your head from holiday stress. You can use the time while they play to take photos of the children in action. Later, you can use printed versions of those photos for craft projects to create future greeting cards and gifts for close family and friends.
Make A Holiday Welcome Mat
Get out the colored chalk and make your own holiday welcome mat.
Mild Weather Outside Play Ideas:
- Sidewalk chalk play – create a hopscotch board
- Freeze Tag – even with a small yard this game is easy
- Frisbee – get a really big one with soft cushy edges
- Hiking at your local or state public park
Where To Hike With Your Family
We recently checked out our local library’s complimentary state park pass in Fulton County, Georgia. Library patrons can access it once per year per adult library card. It was a blessing because the park we chose to visit was much much nicer than we ever expected. Also, our unseasonably cool weather warmed up nicely at about mid-day, and was not too hot. Check out our picture gallery of Sweetwater Creek, a Georgia State Park below.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
~ The Johnson Family: Henry, Donna, Justine, Samuel and Charity
Please also check out Mom Donna’s articles over on the Christian Homeschool Mom’s blog. Here is the link to her profile:
The series of articles that she shared in Fall 2014 gave tips on why and how to connect or re-connect locally and prevent or stop isolation.