Tuesday, December 8, 2020 / by Breanna Thornton
As coronavirus cases continue to rise, it can be hard to find fun activities during this holiday season. If you find yourself in need of some social distant + festive ideas for the next couple weeks, here are five!
1) Decorate gingerbread houses or cookies
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This Christmas tradition is a classic! The ingredients for decorating are easy to find at grocery stores, or can even be purchased in kits
online. Decorating treats is a great way to bond as friends and family. You can even turn it into a competition by posting pictures on social media and asking your friends to vote! Plus, there is a delicious treat to eat when you are finished.
2) Go caroling over Zoom
The weather outside is frightful! Along with social distancing guidelines, the cold winter can be something that keeps you from caroling to your neighbors. Instead, you can make plans to have a Zoom call with friends and sing to them that way. Virtual Christmas parties can also be a good idea with some planning.
3) Make ornaments
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Get your creativity flowing and make some new ornaments for your tree! Between paint, stickers, and clear ornaments, there are so many possibilities for your new favorite Christmas tree decoration. Packs of ornaments for decorating are available at a couple locations. Click here for a link to buy them from Wal-Mart!
4) Christmas movie marathon
Christmas movies are always a favorite when it comes to this time of year. Cuddle up with your favorite blanket and a cup of hot chocolate and enjoy binge watching some movies! The holidays can be stressful, so this is a great way to relax. A list of favorite Christmas movies can be found here.
5) Christmas light scavenger hunt
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Have you ever just driven around your neighborhood during Christmas time and looked at all the lights? Take this and turn it into a game! Before the scavenger hunt, you can drive around surrounding streets and look for certain decorations or lights that may be unique. These can include blow up snow globes, nativity sets, or that one house that has their lights set to music. Put these on a sheet of paper, and see who in your family can find all of the lights first!
We know the holidays can be a stressful time. It doesn’t help that lockdowns and social distancing can get in the way of certain plans and traditions. However, there are plenty of ways to keep your holidays jolly this season! We wish you all happiness during this time!
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