This year has been quite a depressing one for so many people. If you celebrate Christmas, it could be fun to do some festive activities at home to get you into the celebrating mood. I have compiled a list from several bloggers and asked them their favourite Christmas activity to do at home. After reading this post, make sure you check out all of their blogs too!

Christmas Activity Ideas to do at Home

Christmas Wreath
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1. Make a Gingerbread House - A Girl with a View.

This is such a classic Christmas activity and there’s a reason for that - it’s a good ‘un! I never used to be into making gingerbread houses until recent years but now it really helps me to start feeling festive and ready for Christmas. I am by no means a baker so I take the cop-out route and buy a gingerbread kit and focus on the decoration but, if you want to go hardcore then you can even make the gingerbread yourself and feel like you’re on bake off at the same time! I am by no means a baker or decorator so I can’t say that my gingerbread houses ever look that amazing but it’s the thought that counts. This is one of my favourite activities to do to make me feel ready for Christmas, it’s such a fun way to spend a cosy afternoon especially if you have some Christmas music or film in the background!

2. Socially Distanced Exchange Gifts and Virtual Get Together with Friends - Pieces of Liz. 

During Christmas season, my friends and I usually plan a get together consisting of dinner and exchange gifts. But with COVID-19 still around, we're not doing that yearly tradition. This year's going to be a little bit different. Yes, we're still going to have exchange gifts but instead of giving it in person, we're going to have it delivered to their homes instead. As for our get together, we're taking it virtually. Zoom dinner get together so even if we're far away from one another, we still get to celebrate. 

The next few ideas are from Nyxie's Nook. 

3. Create a Christmas wreath using an old hoola hoop, fake berries, leaves, etc and some battery-operated twinkling lights. 

4. Using old toilet roll tubes and fabric you can create a nativity scene. Your can also use the same concept to create Santa, angels, reindeer etc. Great to keeps the kids entertained! 

5. Starting early you can work on a Christmas hamper for friends and family. Instead of big expensive gifts, create a gift basket full of useful things such as toiletries, snacks, photo frames with photos, tea bags etc. Anything you think that person/family would appreciate. I always include soaps, sweets and chocolate and even socks. 

6. Using old gifts bags, create gorgeous home made pictures for your friends and family. I recently created a beautiful picture for my sister using a gift bag from our wedding.

7. Festive Baking to Spread the Love - Alex Faith Writes.

One of my favourite things to do at home during the Christmas period is bake! With my Christmas jumper on and the festive music turned up loud, I love to make all kinds of Christmassy goodies to really get into the festive spirit, especially this year as going outside isn’t always an option! And, as seeing loved ones is getting a little trickier, baking them some festive treats and dropping them round to their homes, socially distanced of course, is a great way to spread some Christmas cheer and show them you care. Christmas cookies, decorated as Christmas trees, reindeer and snowmen, or even chocolate orange brownies, are my personal faves. There’s so many great recipes online to keep you busy during the Christmas period at home, and to spread the love amongst your friends and family.

8. Making DIY hampers to give away as gifts - Aimsy's Antics

My idea for a Christmas activity at home is making up your own hamper to give away as gifts. This can either be from shop-bought items or having a go at making some bits yourself. I love adding in some homemade cinnamon sugar almonds, jams/chutneys or biscuits. Some can be made further in advance, like the jams and others closer to the gift dropping time so that they stay fresh, like the almonds or baked goodies. I guess this is lots of activities broken down into one, so making the goodies and then packaging them up all pretty. The best bit is, if you make extra you can keep some of the goodies for yourself too!

9. Creating mason jar snow globes - Rach Talks Business

My Christmas activity idea is creating mason jar snow globes. They are easy to make and very affordable! All you need is a mason jar, a little tree ornament, glitter, some warm water, clear glue and a glue gun (not essential). You first glue your ornament of choice to the lid of the mason jar. Secondly put a spoonful of clear glue into the jar with warm water and mix. Then add the glitter, you can play around with how much! Then finally screw the lid back onto the jar. Make sure it is super tight! There you have your own mason jar snow globes, perfect to keep children entertained but just as fun for the adults. Get creative, I can not wait to see what you come up with!

10. Creating Christmas crafts - Tales of Belle

A great activity to do at home with kids is to make DIY Christmas crafts. This past weekend my daughter made Christmas cards by colouring and drawing on a blank piece of paper and adding stickers. You can then mail the cards to extended family members that you will not be able to see this year. You can also make DIY Christmas decorations with kids such as making cotton ball snowmen on construction paper, decorating paper plate Christmas trees, creating tissue paper wreaths, and painting salt dough ornaments. The ideas are endless and you can use items you have around your home, and most importantly, it is a fun activity for kids!

I'd love to know your favourite Christmas activities! Be sure to check out all of these wonderful bloggers who took the time to share their ideas.

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  1. Thank you for including amongst so many other fab ideas! Me and my friends are doing a socially distanced gift-giving and zoom quiz to replace our yearly Xmas meal which should be fun. I also would love to make a snow globe!

    Tash // A Girl with a View

  2. These are some lovely ideas! I especially love the virtual gift giving idea xx

  3. These are some brilliant ideas! Every Christmas I think this might be the year I nail the gingerbread house, not sure if 2020 will be the year for it but it would be a great way to end the year, a real high!

  4. Neat ideas! We definitely need to be creative this Christmas!

  5. These are brilliant ideas for Christmas activities! Creativity and Christmas go together hand in hand x

    Lucy |

  6. I love the ideas from Nyxie's Nook - sustainable and practical ideas! Thanks for including me here. :)


  7. ooh i love the mason jar snowglobe! On my way! out to get a new jar! great post!

  8. Love all the ideas on here and thanks for including mine! My friends and I usually have a girls Christmas dinner night where we exchange prezzies, but I think we will be doing it by zoom this year and just dropping off the presents.
    Great post of ideas!
    Aimsy xoxo

  9. I especially love the first one! I make a gingerbread house every year with a friend of mine and it’s perfect for getting me into the mood!

  10. These are some great ideas. I try to do at least one craft thing in December. This year I made a wreath and had so much fun doing it.

  11. Great post! I’m definitely starting to feel festive!

  12. Wonderful ideas! I love the idea of making a Christmas hamper to give away. It's such a thoughtful and useful gift idea. Thanks for sharing!

  13. I love all of these ideas! xx

  14. Some lovely ideas here! I really want to get a gingerbread house making kit thing this year. I've never done it before and it looks fun! Although mine would probably turn out a complete disaster haha! x

  15. Aw I love how you've included other bloggers here, this is so lovely and you've really given me some good ideas :)

  16. These are wonderful ideas. Creating a mason jar snow globes is so much fun.

  17. These are all amazing ideas! I especially love the mason jar snow globe idea, I'll definitely be trying that one. Thanks for sharing x

    Sophie |

  18. Thanks for sharing, all these other bloggers ideas :)

    Nic | Nic's Adventures & Bakes

  19. Some great ideas here! I plan on doing some Christmas themed baking soon - probably Gingerbread men! :)


  20. These are all such great ideas and super festive. Making a gingerbread house is so much fun especially if you have kids to help you decorate it.

  21. I used to do a gingerbread house every year with my nephews but they are too old and cool to hang out with me now! I am defo going to do some Christmas baking this year!


  22. Lovey ideas!! I’ve made a snow globe with a jar and it always went wrong! I’ll definitely have to try again

  23. What dazzling ideas to make our Christmas special. We would have loved to have done many of these, making wreaths, baking and snow jars with my nieces. We often make Christmas Tree Decorations from dried leaves, conquers and nuts. Lots of glitter, paint and glue flying around. will be different this year but at least we can try some of these here and gift them to the girls. Thank you for the ideas x

  24. I really want to make the snow globe jars!!

  25. These are some good ideas. Thank you

  26. Such a fun list! Festive baking is something I can definitely get behind (especially this year!). I love testing out festive cocktails around this time of year :)