On the third day of parenting: Activities to keep a toddler occupied this festive season

Hello and thank you for hopping over from Me and B Make Tea, and welcome to the 3rd day of #12DaysOfParenting. Today’s sponsor is It’s a sling thing who are offering a Ergobaby Original Carrier!! My sling was literally my godsend for the first 9 months of Harper’s life, and I still use it regularly now. My keyword to enter today’s giveaway is in this post below, good luck! Full details of the #12DaysOfParenting terms and conditions can be found on the #12DaysOfParenting page and all entries are to be completed via the Rafflecopter at the bottom of this post.

Christmas Treasure Basket

This was an absolute hit with Harper. Be creative here. I added a Christmas themed touch and feel book, tinsel, a baby-friendly (plastic) bauble, a penguin teddy, a pine cone, a Christmas hat, and some wrapping paper. I either already had the items, or I found them cheap in my local charity shop. img_6682img_6694img_6696
Christmas crafts

We have done a few crafts so far over the festive season, and I plan on giving most of them away to family as part of their Christmas gifts (we all know how much older relative adore getting a glittery blob on a card!). One activity I had Harper do was go wild finger painting on green paper, and then when it was dry I cut them into Christmas tree shapes and made cards out of them. 

Take a trip to your local garden centre to look at the lights

I do love a good garden centre, and at Christmas many of them go crazy with beautiful festive displays, making a great (free) morning or afternoon out!



Visit Father Christmas 

Lots of places offer opportunities to meet the main man himself, some with all frills attached and some just a little grotto walk through – either way its magical!


Spend a day in your PJs and watch a Christmas movie

Make hot chocolate with mini marshmallows and other festive treats! We got matching PJs from Asda and just adore them!

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