Disclosure :: This post is sponsored by the East Baton Rouge Parish School System.
How to Embrace the Holiday Season this Year
Just because the way we celebrate the holidays may be different this year doesn’t mean we have to minimize the most wonderful time of year. As we continue to maintain our distance from others, the East Baton Rouge Parish School System wants to help you keep the holidays full of glee and excitement!
From activities to keep spirits up to innovative ways for hosting festivities, EBR Schools has all the tips to keep the holiday celebrations fun—and safe—for everyone.
● Keep Kids Merry
Our children may not be able to sit on Santa’s lap this year, but you can help manage these changes to the holiday season by focusing on creating new traditions. Encourage new, safe ways to interact with family members and friends this season, and you are sure to make the holidays just as magical.
● Host a Virtual Feast
You can still host gatherings that are safe for everyone involved by organizing virtual holiday meals! Take it a step further by sending out meal kits to friends and family ahead of time, so you can still enjoy each other’s company while you cook and eat together over video calls. We can still pass the pie, without passing COVID.
● DIY Your Decorations
Use family time to get your creative juices flowing—and keep your kids busy as elves. From hand turkeys and paper snowflakes to painted ornaments and popcorn garland, crafting your own holiday decorations is a great way to get your kids in the holiday spirit while making lasting memories.
● Host a Holiday Baking Challenge
Open up the holidays to help your children engage in some friendly competition! Pick a treat for your family to bake or decorate, then put it to a vote. You can even include your extended family and friends by hosting a virtual challenge. With goodies for the whole crew, everyone’s a winner here.
● Handmake your Holiday Cards and Gifts
Celebrate the sentimentality of the season while keeping each other safe. Get your children involved with handwritten letters, holiday cards or handmade gifts to spread the
joy to family, friends, and even soldiers stationed overseas. With all of these creative outlets for expression, your children may just become Santa’s top toymakers, just remember to sanitize before sending!