Family activities to make you feel festive during COVID-19


Following the end of lockdown, East Cambridgeshire will be placed into tier two. This prohibits households from mixing indoors and in groups of more than six outdoors. While this will have an impact on the usual family celebrations and plans in the lead up to Christmas, there are plenty of alternatives for you and your family to enjoy safely.

Below, we have found a list of free options to help bring the magic of Christmas into your homes this year.

Messages from Santa:

While preparation for these activities will need to be completed in secret, you could plan a day and time to open the letter or video or take a call from Santa.

Arts and crafts:

There are plenty arts and crafts resources online for you and the family to enjoy. Here we have found a few to get you started.

Family games:

Playing games is a tradition for many around Christmas. Here’s a few options you can try at home. Some of these options can also be played with family and friends over video chats.

Have you used the Santa tracker before? On 24th December, Google track Santa’s sleigh and provides a countdown to Santa’s visit. In the meantime, they have a variety of games available for all the family to enjoy.

Christmas baking:

Is there anything better than Christmas-themed baking? Here’s a few ideas for you:

At home activities for you to be Like Michael, recycle!

Michael is feeling festive and has released a number of special Christmas-themed activity sheets!