Despite the ongoing restrictions because of the Covid-19 pandemic, there are still plenty of ways for fostering families in Rotherham to have lots of jolly fun. Get ready to embrace the Christmas spirit with a smile with our favourite fun-filled ideas.
Tune into festive music
Whether it’s Christmas carols, pop classics, or children’s rhymes, music is synonymous with the most wonderful time of the year. So why not make everything you do this year feel as festive as possible and create a list of Christmas music to play in the background. Get started on your playlist with this list of festive tunes. https://www.timeout.com/london/music/the-50-best-christmas-songs
Get reading together
Reading is a great way to connect with children and enjoying a Christmas book or two is a wonderful way to get in the Christmas spirit and spend time together. The Night Before Christmas, Father Christmas, The Snowman and A Christmas Carol are all well-loved stories that have stood the test of time. Your local library should have these and many more available to borrow online.https://www.rotherham.gov.uk/libraries
Indulge in a film
Watching a movie like Home Alone, Elf or Miracle on 34th Street is sure to get the whole family in the Christmas mood. Check out the TV guide and give everyone a chance to pick a festive film to watch. Then settle down on the sofa for a few hours with enough popcorn and Christmassy treats for the whole family to enjoy.
Make your own Christmassy treats
Gingerbread houses are quite easy to bake and it’s a great opportunity for children to get creative and decorate their edible house; and then eat it all up afterwards! Other treats to rustle up while you’re all in the kitchen could include: a Christmas cake (don’t forget to let everyone make a wish when they stir the batter), mince pies, and edible decorations for the tree. Get more inspiration and festive recipes. https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/category/all-christmas-baking
Invent a treasure hunt
Another excellent way to enjoy family fun at Christmas is to organise a treasure hunt – either indoors or outdoors. Simply write a list of around 15 Christmas-related objects, such as elf, angel, star, Santa Claus, and give the children an hour to find them all. You could even offer some prizes! Do you have any other creative ideas for Christmas? We would love to hear from our fostering families; please do get in touch by emailing us or messaging us on social media. We wish all our fostering families a very happy and healthy Christmas and a peaceful New Year.
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