12 Days of Holiday Learning: Day 1
We already know why it’s important to make learning part of your holidays, so, with the holidays fast approaching, we compiled 12 ideas to keep your kids mentally engaged over the holiday season. Check in often for new ideas, and if you have your own idea, we’d love to hear it!
Day 1: Get Crafty Together.
Crafts are a great family holiday activity because they reinforce many important school skills such as attention-to-detail, following instructions, and maintaining focus, as well as encouraging creativity and imagination. Plus, kids have a great take-away that they can feel proud of!
There are many great craft sites available. Check out Oxford Learning guest blogger Secret Agent Josephine’s many great crafts on Alpha Mom. This one for holiday wreaths is budget-friendly and uses many supplies that you have around the house. Families with older kids might like her recent holiday artwork project.