Gifts, clothes, holiday outings and treats, the list is endless this time of the year – Christmas.
Who tends to spend more, mum or dad? Whether you are a mum or a dad or you tend to spend more or not, the economic clime has made it obvious that it is not business, as usual, this year.
See below our list of fun things to do at home to give your children a good time his Christmas without overstretching your pocket.
RECREATE A CINEMA IN YOUR HOME
Pop some corn, turn off the lights, huddle together and watch their favorite movies with them. It will feel just like the cinema only with an extra dose of love.
CREATE A FAMILY ALBUM TOGETHER
Print pictures of them you have taken with your phone during the year. Have them arrange it as they please and recall the stories behind the pictures together. Hours will fly by while you all have fun.
ORGANISE A ‘HIDE & SEEK’ TOURNAMENT
Hide things around the house and join in the search. You might create a mess but you will create fond memories too.
BRING OUT THE GAMES
Board games, field games, whatever you have space and means for. Form teams and play together. Thoughts of ‘father Christmas’ will vanish while you bond as a family.
GIVE BACK AS A FAMILY
Get your children to gather their old toys and old clothes still in good condition. Together, donate these items to charity. This will help them better understand the season and appreciate the privileges they enjoy.
Remember that the festivities will eventually usher in the new year with its array of financial responsibilities. Do not let January meet you unprepared, put some money aside for the coming year.
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