Christmas Activities

golden snitch Christmas decorations

Golden Snitch Christmas Decorations

You might have noticed over the past couple of years that we have done quite a few Harry Potter based activities and crafts. To More

button christmas card

Button Christmas Cards

Each year I start thinking about possible Christmas card ideas for my charges as early as the summer. Over the past 4 Christmases that More

18 Musical Movies The Whole Family Will Love This Christmas

Favourite family musical movies to watch this Christmas!

Our Favourite Festive Family Films To Watch This Christmas

From heart warming family adventures to laugh-out-loud comedies and animated tales that capture the imagination, these films are the perfect companions for creating cherished moments with loved ones this Christmas.

Pipe Cleaner Crystal Decorations

While looking through Pinterest I came across these really beautiful pipe cleaner crystal decorations from the website Playdough to Plato. They are visually very More

The One And Only Elf On The Shelf: The Three Golden Rules And What To Do If You Break Them

There are three golden Elf on The Shelf rules to abide by, we like to call it the Scout Elf code.

The Best Family Board Games For Christmas

We have chosen some of our all-time favourites and split them into age ranges so you can choose the perfect game to keep your kids amused this Christmas.

Best Christmas Markets In Europe To Book Now

Deck the halls and grab your warmest scarf because it’s time to explore the ultimate Christmas markets in Europe. 

Ho, Ho, Ho! The Best Christmas Grottos To Book Now

We’ve been following Father Christmas’s movements very closely to plot exactly when and where he’ll be appearing in this year.

15 Festive Shows And Pantos To Book This Christmas

It may seem a little early to be thinking of booking your local Christmas pantomime, but don’t be fooled – seats are booking fast, and we definitely don’t want you to miss out – oh, no we don’t!

8 Family Friendly Places To See The Northern Lights In Norway

If spotting the aurora borealis is top of your to-do in 2023, check out these top family holidays to experience one of nature’s greatest wonders.

Restaurant Review: Have Yourself A Coppa Club Christmas

A laid-back members’ club vibe in an attractive, warm, plant-filled space, the Coppa Club serves fantastic food and drinks in a space that caters to every occasion.

Super Easy, No-Stress Elf On The Shelf Ideas

We’re talking easy peasy stress-less Elf on the Shelf ideas that require minimum fuss and planning.

Benjamin Pollock’s Toyshop Christmas Afternoon Tea At Strand Palace

If you’re looking for something special to do with the kids this month, this Christmas afternoon tea in London should be top of your list. 

nutcracker christmas tree decorations

Nutcracker Christmas Tree Decorations

Pinterest is such a great resource for ideas. I have had some wonderful Christmas crafts pop up on mine for months now, and these More

How to make a christmas cracker

How To Make A Christmas Cracker

Make sure that you follow my Christmas board on Pinterest, and don’t forget to pin it for later. Is there anything better than the More

Polystyrene Snowmen Ornaments

Until I was 4 years old I lived in other countries, most of which were strict Muslin countries so they didn’t celebrate Christmas, which More

paper plate elves

Paper Plate Elves

Time for a nice simple craft for the younger children.  Obviously older ones can join in too, but this paper plate elf craft is More

gingerbread man loo roll craft

Gingerbread Man Loo Roll Craft

This Gingerbread man loo roll craft is a great one for a dark and cold afternoon.  BB and I made ours after school while More

Experience The True Magic Of Christmas With A Personalised Video Or Call From Santa

Make this Christmas extra special with a personalised video or call directly from Santa himself, direct from the Portable North Pole.

unicorn Christmas decorations

Unicorn Christmas Decorations

I have been working on these for a while. I saw these Unicorn Christmas decorations on Pinterest and thought that not only are they More

Reindeer food Christmas decorations

Reindeer Food Christmas Decoration

Back at the beginning of November we went to a Christmas fair and one of the activities they had for the kids was making More

Harry Potter jumper Christmas decorations

Harry Potter Jumper Christmas Decorations

Our Harry Potter Christmas decoration for this year is a nice simple one.  It is a Harry Potter jumper Christmas decoration.  Like the one More

3D christmas tree cards

3D Christmas Tree Cards

Earlier this year YC came home from school and showed me how to make a 3D hand using lines.  That activity inspired me to More

10 Things To Do This Christmas In London’s Royal Parks

Go ice skating with friends, choose your Christmas tree, head to Winter Wonderland and watch the Peter Pan Cup on Christmas Day!

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Craft Stick Christmas Decorations

I made these craft stick Christmas decorations last year for the Little London magazine winter edition.  I really liked how they turned out, so More

60+ Christmas crafts and activities

60+ Christmas Craft and Activities

I was looking through all my Christmas crafts and realised just how many there were.  But then, after 8 years of doing this, I More

how to make a straw christmas tree

How to Make a Straw Christmas Tree

Make sure you follow my Christmas board on Pinterest for more ideas, and don’t forget to pin for later. While scrawling through Facebook the More

Nanny Anita’s Christmas Crafts For The Holidays – FREE Downloadable E-Book Inside

INSIDE: Download Nanny Anita’s FREE Christmas Craft e-book, a complete guide to SEVEN fab-yule-ous crafts to celebrate Christmas.

cardboard gingerbread men

Cardboard Gingerbread Men

My final craft of 2019! It’s been quite a year. I thought I would finish with cardboard gingerbread men. If you’re like me, then More

Snowflake drawings

Snowflake Drawings

I love these snowflake drawings.  I saw them on Pinterest by the Kitchen Table Classroom and fell in love.  They are a fun activity More

christmas present sensory tray

Christmas Present Sensory Tray

If there is one part of Christmas that young kids can be left out of; it’s wrapping gifts. I get all excited when I More

Christmas No Cook Play Dough

How to Make Christmas No Cook Play Dough

YC has been begging me for ages to make some more play dough for her to play with. We had the perfect opportunity to More

paper plate snow globe

Paper Plate Snow Globe

It was about 6 years ago that I made snow globes with EC and YC, now all these years later I am making it More

How to Make Handmade Washi Tape Christmas Cards

It’s that time of year to make a set of handmade Christmas cards for my charge’s teachers. I honestly can’t believe that it has More

3D paper baubles christmas decorations

3D Paper Baubles

For the past few years I have made paper decorations to decorate the playroom. They aren’t normally ones I involve my charges with, as More

nativity story stones

Nativity Story Stones

I’ve been rather obsessed with making things out of stones over the last few months, they make wonderful story stones. My first set are More

Unmissable Christmas Events In London & Beyond

From meeting Santa and his reindeers to craft workshops and markets, here are the best things to do this holiday season in London and beyond.

Harry Potter peg decorations

Harry Potter Peg Decorations

We love making Harry Potter inspired Christmas decorations, maybe in a few more years we will have enough different ones to have a Harry More

Origami Santa Christmas cards

Origami Santa Christmas Cards

It’s that time of year again to start thinking about Christmas and what sort of Christmas card we are going to make.  We’ve had More

Enjoy The Experience of A Lifetime at Santa’s Lapland

Billed to be the most magical place on earth at Christmas, Santa’s Lapland is located within Saariselka in northern Finland. This once in a lifetime experience for both children and adults alike is packed with many a festive activity.

Paper spiral decorations

Easy to Make Paper Spiral Decorations

I am not totally sure what to call this particular craft, so I am going with paper spiral decorations. Not very exciting, but descriptive. More

Kitchen Roll Christmas Tree Stamping

As I was sorting out and replacing the pictures that are on the cupboard doors in the playroom, I noticed the lack of Christmas More

white clay decorations

White Clay Decorations

At home my Christmas tree has a white(ish) theme to it. Each year I buy a couple of new decorations to add. This year More

Gingerbread Men Christmas Tree Decorations

Is there anything more Christmassy than gingerbread men? Well, probably, but how about gingerbread men Christmas tree decorations? Now before you start reaching for More

Marbled Salt Dough Christmas Tree Decorations

Wow – I can’t believe that it is that time of year again. It seems like only yesterday that we were making Christmas tree More

christmas letter posting activity

How to Make a Christmas Cardboard Post Box

Yet again I’m making an activity for BB that involves posting something. This time it’s actually a Christmas letter posting activity. I thought that More

Melted Bead Christmas Decorations

I had seen this craft on Pinterest many months ago and knew that I really wanted to try it out.  The original Pin I More

7 point star piñata

How to Make a 7 Point Star Piñata

I know I often say that I have wanted to do crafts or activities for ages, but 7 point star piñata has been on More

mini wreath decorations

Mini Wreath Decorations

I had been looking forward to doing these mini wreath decorations since the beginning of the year. And now I have finally done them! More

Nanny Anita’s Festive Felts!

Felt Christmas Tree Decorations You will need:  Plain paper Green felt Craft wire

Bauble potato printing

Bauble Potato Printing

As I looked around our nicely decorated playroom I noticed, yet again, that we seem to be missing the Christmas paintings on the wall. More

Wax Resistant Christmas Cards

Magic Christmas Cards to Make with the Kids

My eldest charge had to make a Christmas card for school (back in October) as part of a competition so we did a wax More

shaken paint ornaments

Shaken Paint Ornaments

Trying to find a Christmas decoration that BB can do without too much help from me, is rather tricky. At almost 22months his fine More

Spirograph decorations

Spirograph Decorations

I originally made this Spirograph decorations back in September! It wasn’t because I was being really organised with Christmas prep, but because I had More

Tape resist christmas cards

Tape Resist Christmas Cards

Each Christmas we make our own Christmas cards to hand out. I normally then go and make loads more of them for my own More

Harry Potter Flying Key Decorations

Harry Potter Flying Key Decorations

Last year we made golden snitch Christmas tree decorations. This year we have been making Harry Potter flying key decorations. Any Harry Potter inspired More

Big Kids' Camps

Get Festive at Maggie & Rose’s Big Kids’ Camps This Christmas!

London’s favourite family members’ club and nursery Maggie & Rose are back with their Big Kids’ Camps this holiday season.

Christmas tree threading activity

Christmas Tree Threading Activity

I am really excited for the run up to Christmas this year. BB is old enough to know start joining in on some of More

Giant felt christmas tree

Giant Felt Christmas Tree

As the sticky Autumn tree wash such a success I thought it would be fun to do a Christmas one for BB. This giant More

Make Your Own Penguin Footprint Christmas Cards

Coming up with a novel child-made Christmas card can sometimes feel like an arduous task, but this year I have created a set of sweet More

Wax Resistant Christmas Cards

These wax-resistant Xmas cards are perfect for all ages to do. Younger children can paint over the wax and older children can design and paint their own.

Christmas Tree Salt Dough Decorations

Where has this year gone? I feel like I’ve missed a few months somewhere along the line, it can’t be December in a just over a week. Well, whether I am ready or not, Christmas is just around the corner, so it’s time to make some more decorations to add to our growing collection.

How To Make Chromatography Snowflakes

These snowflakes are not your average snowflakes, and I think that they are truly beautiful ones to make. It took me a few attempts to really get the effect I wanted, but it was worth it.