Seasonal Holiday Activities: Celebrating with Young Children

December 17 2023 – Lottie & Lysh

kids baking gingerbread men cookies
kids baking gingerbread men cookies
Celebrating Christmas and seasonal holidays is a wonderful way to create lasting memories with your young children. Each season brings its own charm and a plethora of opportunities for fun, learning, and family bonding. In our latest blog post, we’ll explore lots of ideas, from simple crafts to family traditions, that are perfect for children of all ages to get stuck in to and enjoy!

Spring Activity: Blossoms and Easter Fun

Spring is a time of renewal and growth, making it perfect for introducing your little ones to the wonders of nature.

Craft Idea: Flower Handprints

Create a keepsake flower using your child's handprint as the petals. Simply dip their hands in non-toxic paint and press onto paper. Add a stem and leaves with markers or source them from outside on a Spring themed walk or scout around the garden. It’s a fun and easy craft that also works as a beautiful gift for family members.

Activity: Easter Egg Hunt

Organise a simple Easter egg hunt in your garden or living room. Use plastic eggs filled with healthy treats or small toys. For toddlers, keeping it straightforward is key – the joy is in the finding rather than the challenge.

children enjoying an easter egg hunt

Summer: Sun, Sand, and Sea

Summer offers endless opportunities to enjoy the outdoors.

Craft Idea: Seashell Painting

After a trip to the beach, gather shells and paint them using paints or paint-pens such as Posca pens. This activity is not only creative but also a great way to develop fine motor skills.

Activity: Family Beach Day

Plan a beach day with a focus on building sandcastles or collecting seashells. Remember sunscreen, hats, and plenty of hydration.

little hands building sandcastles on the beach

 Autumn: Leaves and Harvest

Autumn’s vibrant colours and cooler temperatures make it ideal for outdoor activities and crafts.

Craft Idea: Leaf Collages

Go on a nature walk and collect fallen leaves. At home, create collages or leaf rubbings. This activity is excellent for teaching kids about different types of trees and leaves.

Activity: Visit a Pumpkin Patch

A visit to a pumpkin patch is a quintessential autumn activity. Many offer additional attractions like hayrides and corn mazes, perfect for a day out with the family.

A little girl choosing a pumpkin at a pumpkin patch

Winter: Snowflakes and Holiday Cheer

Winter, with its festive holidays and snowy landscapes, is a magical time for children.

Craft Idea: Homemade Snow Globes

Create snow globes using jars, glycerine, glitter, and small waterproof toys. This craft is not only fun but also introduces basic scientific concepts like density and buoyancy.

Activity: Holiday Decorating

Involve your children in decorating the house for the holidays. Let them help hang ornaments or make simple decorations like paper snowflakes.

children decorating a christmas tree

Year-Round Activities

Family Movie Nights

Choose a family-friendly movie, make some popcorn, and enjoy a cosy night in. This simple activity can become a cherished family tradition.

Cooking Together

Involve your children in cooking simple recipes. This is a great way to teach them about healthy eating and basic cooking skills.


Celebrating seasons and holidays with your young children can be both enjoyable and educational. It's about spending quality time together, creating traditions, and making memories that last a lifetime. Whether it’s crafting with natural materials, exploring the outdoors, or starting new family traditions, these activities are sure to bring joy and laughter to your family’s seasonal celebrations.

Remember, the key is to tailor activities to the age and interests of your children, ensuring a safe and enjoyable experience for everyone. Happy celebrating!


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