Holiday Activities to Enjoy at Home

Happy holidays from our family at Genesis Builders to yours, we hope you’re navigating the unknown and challenging holiday season with warm hearts. Even though we can’t spend the holidays with all of our family and friends, at least there is FaceTime.

Without the family dinners and parties, there is a lot of extra time on our hands. Now that school is out and you’re back working from home, the quarantine question remains: what should we do today?

With the restrictions and health concerns for so many public activities, we are all back in our homes looking for things to do. We’ve compiled a list of holiday activities to enjoy at home and to hopefully keep your kids occupied for a few hours of the day. If you have any more suggestions, tag us in your holiday activities on Instagram.

Christmas Movie Night

Good thing there are still a few days left until Christmas because how are you going to decide which Christmas movie to watch? Put on your matching pajamas, grab your favourite movie snack and settle in to a new family tradition or your yearly Christmas movie night.

Holiday Baking

If you aren’t holiday baking, are you even really enjoying the Christmas spirit? Every family has their traditional baking that gets done every year, and this year is no different. One of the favourites is gingerbread men and houses, a great way to make an afternoon of decorating with the kids. If you’re looking for something a little more fancy, Genesis Land has a great Holiday Bundt cake recipe with easy to follow instructions. Click here to read it!

DIY Dinner Kits

Switch things up for dinner and support local at the same time by ordering a DIY home meal kit from one of the great restaurants in Calgary offering them. You can involve the kids and all work together to follow the instructions of making the delicious meal, without the headache of the grocery store and finding all the ingredients. Some of the restaurants to check out with great DIY meal kits are: The Deane House, Donna Mac, Annabelle’s Kitchen homemade pizza kit, Craft Beer Market TV Dinners and Jane Bond BBQ.

Get Crafty

Even if your Christmas tree is already decorated, let the kids spruce up the rest of the house with holiday crafts. One afternoon can be painting day and the next could be popcorn garland. Have your kids ever cut paper snowflakes? All your windows will be covered by the time the day is done.

Enjoy the Lights

Enjoy the frosty evening air and take your family for a walk around the neighbourhood to check out all the beautiful Christmas lights hung up. Not only is it time outside with your kids but it’s a great way to explore your community and get to know the houses. Make sure to bundle warm!

We hope you have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!


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