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Checking your grocery shopping list twice, preparing for the kids to be out of school for a week or two and attempting to keep your house clean for the in-laws -- we know you’re busy. These activities, though, are as easy as they are fun.
Make Bottlecap Stamps
Dig out some of those bottle caps out of the recycling to make a fun stamping project for the kids. All you need are caps, holiday-themed foam stickers and an inkpad. Their pictures will make perfect thank you notes after the holidays! And if you’re looking for more easy kid-DIY gifts for family members, check out our favorites.
Give Baby a Silent Night
There’s nothing we love more than watching our baby sleep peacefully -- and these curtains remind us of that magic. Made to embody the tapestry of the stars, this great Etsy find is a sweet last-minute gift for baby’s nursery.
Have a Snowman Breakfast
Get a smile in the morning with this adorable snowman breakfast from A Little Loveliness. It’s easy: two different sizes of pancakes, chocolate chips for the buttons and eyes, bacon for the scarf, a berry for the hat and marshmallows for the snow. (Here are some more fun ideas for kid-approved holiday treats.)
Keep 'Em Busy Without TV
Though every channel is playing non-stop back-to-back holiday movies and shows, you don’t want your kids sitting in front of the television the entire time they’re off from school. From tie-dying the snow with spray bottles to hosting the winter Olympics, these fun winter activities will keep ‘em active and happy.
Create a Holiday Keepsake (and Memory!)
Instead of hanging up a wreath this year, have the whole family dip their hands into a holiday craft. Using grown-up hands at the bottom and little hands at the top, you can create this family Christmas tree. For other holiday craft ideas, check this out.