Whether you have frost on your window pane, or hot breezes blowing in from outdoors, there is a magical holiday feeling in the air. Thanksgiving put everyone in the holiday mood, and now it’s time to get ready for your Holiday of Choice. Winter festivals in northern countries celebrate the snow. Christmas Down Under means summer break for the students, and possibly a Christmas Eve mixed grill! Whatever your pleasure, be sure to check out these websites that offer a colorful mix of Holiday Fun for all ages and people.
Tired of giving Dad the same old Christmas gifts year after year? Try your hand at homemade gift ideas found at Santa Claus Fun.
Did your 2nd grader lose her turkey picture she brought home from school? Print out another for her to decorate with glitter and feathers: find one you like here.
If you’re getting ready to spin the dreidel, you’ll want to color this online geometric likeness found at Surfnetkids.com.
Kids on summer break in Australia and New Zealand, just like kids on Christmas holiday in wintry countries, will drive the parents batty unless they have something constructive to do! There are more crafts than days off at MakePlayDough.com, both Christmas and otherwise.
Don’t get caught forgetting a friend’s special holiday: you need to know these special dates in December: Surfing the Net with Kids Calendar has important dates to remember for all ages.
With your children spending more time on the computer, you would be wise to brush up on your online safety knowledge. You can do that by reading the Safety articles here.
If your kids are asking for more stuff than you can afford to give, you might need to check out this guest blogger’s article, Battling the Gimmies.
For Winter Break boredom busting, here are some game links to get you going. Snow Drift Racing, Christmas Movie Trivia, Barbie Winter Dress Up, Hanukkah Jigsaw Puzzle, Kwanzaa Mix and Match and a long list of other game choices for Christmas and Hanukkah games.
You and your kids can spend quality time together coloring. Try these:
Kwanzaa Coloring Pages Put some color in this holiday!
Heart Coloring Pages Make homemade tree ornaments with these!
Winter Sports Coloring Pages Winter sports: if you can’t join them, color them!
Toy Coloring Pages Let the little kids color their wish list for Santa.
For even more pages to color that will inspire, educate and animate your holidays, use the Holiday Coloring Calendar too.
Whatever your holiday pleasure, be sure to spend some time on the sites that make holidays more meaningful to you and your family. You can count on these resources to be worth your time!
Barb Barron says
T’was Seven Before Dawn
T’was the morning of Christmas & all Seven were there,
Chomping at their bits at the top of the stairs.
Their stockings were empty, the toys all around
As the Children’s treasures were left on the ground
They whispered and laughed as they waited to descend
Upon the mountain of goodies which had no end
Santa was gone and Mom was barely asleep
When the horde at the top slowly began to creep
Momma cried out, with a huff and a puff
Don’t you dare come down to see all the stuff.
So quietly the children returned to their loot
Played with their toys and worked hard to be mute
Time seemed to drag on and on and on,
Then they nagged the youngest to be their pawn
You must be the one, you have to believe
That Mom will not care if you tug on her sleeve.
So the wee little orphan, crawled quietly down.
Alone in the dark, she looked all around
Santa had come, the tree was aglow
Presents were everywhere, She just had to go
To awaken the mother before it’s too late
She quietly whispered, Mom are you awake?
Then with a leap and a tumble, the orphan did run
Before the mother threatened their fun.
But the mother was ready she knew it was time
To let loose the children, to give them the sign
So she whistled and shouted and called them by name.
Now Karen, now Chris, now Kevin and Pam
On Susie, On Barbara, On Helen, Come see.
Christmas is here, It’s time to be free.
Then from above there arose such a clatter
She knew she must stand clear of the matter
As the children stampeded down the stairs without care
Momma sighed with relief, My nightmare is over until next year