Batteries not included - our free and low cost Christmas activities
Welcome to our selection of free and low-cost activities you can do with your children this Christmas.
At The Children's Society, we believe that every child deserves to enjoy a good childhood.
Never is this more so than at Christmas. But it doesn’t have to involve expensive toys and gadgets – as you’ll see from the following pages.
From Christmas tree angels to reindeer droppings (they’re edible – honest!), Batteries not included features plenty of things to do, to make and to bake. None of the ideas cost the earth and all will bring a smile to your child’s face – to yours, too, we hope!
Activities, ideas and treats
Batteries not included is divided among the following sections:
- Crafty Christmas -- fun things that you can make
- Family fun time -- holiday activities
- All present and correct -- homemade gift ideas
- Festive feast treats -- sweets (and some veg) for holiday treats
Enjoy – and have a very merry Christmas!
Share your holiday ideas!
Batteries not included relies on suggestions from supporters and colleagues -- thank you to everyone who has shared their ideas.
We want to hear your holiday ideas! The easiest way to reach us is on Facebook. Let us know if you enjoy using our suggestions and share your own tips for Christmas fun.
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