Engaging Christmas Activities for Students

The holiday season is a wonderful time to celebrate with family and friends, but it can also be difficult for high school students to keep themselves entertained. With school out of session and the wintry weather keeping them indoors, chances are your teen will be looking for some fun activities to keep them busy over the holidays. To help, we’ve rounded up engaging Christmas activities for students that will keep them entertained and engaged during the holidays.

1. Make a holiday movie night. Gather up some of your teen’s favorite holiday movies and snacks, then host a movie night in the comfort of your own home.

2. Decorate a gingerbread house. Get creative with icing, gumdrops, and sprinkles as you construct your own gingerbread house.

3. Have a holiday baking contest. See who can create the most festive and delicious holiday treats.

4. Put together a Christmas playlist. Gather up all your teen’s favorite Christmas songs and create the perfect holiday playlist.

5. Have a Christmas scavenger hunt. Create a list of Christmas-related items for your teen to find and have them race against the clock.

6. Have a snowball fight. Bundle up and head outside for a fun game of snowball fighting.

7. Make paper snowflakes. Get crafty and create some unique paper snowflakes.

8. Play Christmas charades. Gather up some friends and family and have a fun game of charades.

9. Make Christmas cards. If you’re feeling extra crafty, create some homemade Christmas cards for your friends and family.

10. Have a Christmas lights scavenger hunt. Take a drive around your neighborhood and look for the best holiday lights displays.

11. Sing some carols. Dust off those old Christmas songs, or create some new ones!

12. Have a holiday movie marathon. Get cozy on the couch and watch all the best holiday movies in one weekend.

13. Build a gingerbread village. Create a festive village out of gingerbread and icing.

14. Make an ornament. Get crafty and make your own ornament to hang on the tree.

15. Take a holiday field trip. Visit a nearby Christmas tree farm, or take a winter walk in a nearby park.

16. Volunteer your time. Look into local charities and organizations that could use some extra help during the holidays.

17. Decorate the tree. Put on some Christmas music and get to work decorating the Christmas tree.

18. Play a board game. Gather up some friends and family and play a few rounds of a classic board game.

19. Have a hot chocolate night. Gather up some friends and family, then create your own hot chocolate bar.

20. Wrap some presents. Get the whole family together and help wrap presents for the holiday season.

21. Read a holiday book. Get cozy and read a classic holiday book.

22. Have a holiday photo shoot. Gather up some friends and take some festive holiday photos.

23. Make a holiday craft. Get creative and make a festive holiday craft.

24. Have a snowball target practice. Head outside and throw some snowballs at a target.

25. Create a holiday scavenger hunt. Create a list of items and have your teen search your home or neighborhood for them.

26. Put together a holiday gift basket. Gather up some items and put together a festive gift basket for a friend or family member.

27. Make a holiday wreath. Gather up some supplies and make a festive holiday wreath.

28. Cook a traditional holiday meal. Have your teen help you cook a traditional holiday meal.

29. Have a Christmas cookie decorating contest. Gather up some friends and family and have a fun decorating contest.

30. Build a snowman. Bundle up and head outside to construct your very own snowman.

No matter what activity your student chooses, these 30 engaging Christmas activities for students are sure to keep them occupied during the holidays. From holiday baking to crafting to playing games, your teen is sure to have a festive holiday season.     12:36 AM

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