Christmas Day activities for the whole family

December 17, 2018 By Southpoint Tuggeranong

It's Christmas Day... all the presents have been unwrapped and opened, and the mess has been cleaned up.

Family breakfast or lunch has been eaten, with memories shared around the table. Now it's after lunch and you've got a whole afternoon with nothing planned.

From backyard cricket, to Christmas trivia, board games and more; here is a breakdown of activities that the whole family can take part in on Christmas Day.

Decorating Competition

There's nothing like a healthy bit of competition on Christmas Day, right?

Start the afternoon off with a cookie or gingerbread house making competition. Not only will the kids love the creativity and fun associated with making their own pieces and decorating them, but the adults will get involved and make it competitive too!

You could even select an adult and a kid judge who select the winners.

Backyard Cricket

No Christmas Day in Australia is ever complete without a game of backyard cricket!

Get out the bat, ball and makeshift stumps (garbage bins always work a treat), and round up the entire family for a quality game of backyard cricket.

Organise two teams, and indulge in the competitiveness of it.

Head to the Park or Beach

If your family aren't the backyard cricketing type, then head down to your local park or beach and kick the footy around or throw a frisbee!

Other game ideas include tug of war, egg and spoon as well as playing with water guns!

Explore the Neighbourhood Christmas Lights Display

After a long day of present opening, good food and quality time spent together; why not head out for the evening and take a look at the neighbourhood Christmas lights?

This can be a great Christmas Eve or Christmas Day activity for all. Either walk around your own neighbourhood, or take a drive to somewhere where your guaranteed to see loads of beautiful lights.

Get out the Board Games

If the weather outside isn't being friendly, then get out the old school board games. Monopoly, Cluedo, Uno and cards can bring hours of fun for the whole family.

If there aren't any board games around, then try charades or even a puzzle, with everyone pitching in to put it together.

Watch a Christmas Movie

Once all the Christmas food has been eaten, and family members and kids have fallen into an afternoon snooze, pop on a Christmas movie for the rest of the family to enjoy!

If it's looking like you'll want to relax in front of the TV for the remainder of the afternoon, then watch a whole serious of Christmas movies. In our opinion, you can never watch too many.

Get Crafty

Reuse all the left over Christmas paper and wrapping, and get crafty! This is a great way to get the kids involved, and means you could even start creating Christmas cards and decorations for next year.

All you need is leftover Christmas wrapping, glue, trimmings and any other elements you want to add in.

We hope you enjoy your Christmas Day celebrations with your loved ones!

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