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Kids Holiday Styles & Activities

This post is sponsored by Everywhere Agency on behalf of OshKosh B’gosh; all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.

The winter holidays are my favorite time of the year. Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years are wonderful opportunities to create memories with my family, establish traditions and throw festive parties! It’s also fun to buy kids new outfits for those special holiday celebrations. One of our traditions is allowing our kids to open one gift on on Christmas Eve, usually new pajamas. OshKosh B’gosh has affordable and adorable (or dashing) kids’ clothing for all your kids style needs. These modern kids clothing designs include outfit sets, pajamas, shoes, outwear and stylish separates!

My daughter loves getting new clothing. It’s fun to see her pick out her own styles and sometimes the clothes she chooses isn’t what I would have picked! Adorable separates from OshKosh B’gosh are easy to coordinate with other clothing we already have. These kids fashion picks are also great quality with gorgeous details; I love the colorful t-shirt designs and cheerful details on my daughter’s printed floral leggings.

Savor Winter Weather with Hot Chocolate

How do you entertain your kids around the holidays? We like doing seasonal activities such as playing in the snow, making hot chocolate, cutting out paper snowflakes and baking holiday treats and cookies. My kids have already enjoyed lots of snow play outdoors; a few weeks ago we had 13 inches of snow here in Northern Idaho. Hot chocolate is a fun treat for kids to enjoy with mini marshmallows once they come inside on a chilly winter day.

Make Holiday Decorating a Family Project

We put up our Christmas tree each year as a fun family activity. The kids are old enough now to actually hang up some ornaments and put up the stockings. We also enjoy decorating with kid-friendly unbreakable Christmas ornaments and soft garlands with twinkle lights. You won’t find many fragile holiday decorations in our home but I try to make Christmas fun and kid-friendly for our family.

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Bake Some Holiday Treats to Share

We like baking an assortment of holiday treats to give to our friends and neighbors. After all, holiday baking is a lot of fun, but who needs to eat all that sugar? Favorite treats to bake include gingerbread, holiday sugar cookies and homemade chocolate fudge. We’ve also made homemade butter toffee and dark chocolate peppermint bark in past years.

Enjoy the Simple Magical Moments

The holidays don’t have to be a flurry of activity. I love reading books with my kids while we sit on the couch and watch the snow falling outside. We can make a blanket fort in the basement and pretend to be snowshoeing through the woods. If we do have friends over, we can host a simple play date with kid-friendly warm drinks such as warm apple cider and play with homemade white glitter play dough “snow”. And when we do go out for a holiday party or Christmas caroling, my kids can bundle up in warm jackets on top of their holiday outfits. Mommy life is busy but the hectic days can also be memorable and fun.

Stock up on Holiday Outfits

The holidays are the perfect time of year to get your kids new pajamas and festive outfits. This year my girls picked out new dresses and my little boy has a wardrobe filled with cozy sweaters, soft pants and warm zip-up vests. I found many adorable outfit choices from OshKosh B’gosh at great prices! You can easily shop for kids style on the OshKosh website and save during their holiday promotions.

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What tips do you have for entertaining your kids during the holidays?

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Jennifer Reed
Jennifer Reed
2 years ago

My favorite holiday tradition is having a soup based dinner on Christmas Eve with all the dessert goodies and opening 1 present that night for the kids..We also do a Christmas movie that night too. Just having everyone together in one room for the movie is so nice in our… Read more »

Richard Hicks
Richard Hicks
2 years ago

We visit different neighborhoods each year to see lights and décorations

Lynda Thomas
Lynda Thomas
2 years ago

My favorite tradition that we have is wrapping a box for Christmas Eve that has new PJ’s for each of us and a fun family movie and snacks. Then we open the box and cuddle together watching our movie before bed on Christmas Eve. 🙂

courtney hennagir
courtney hennagir
2 years ago

Our fave holiday tradition is taking photos with Santa and then going to a cool festival called Snowflake Lane.It’s a marching band playing Christmas music and they make it “snow” on the street.It’s pretty fun.

Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
2 years ago

Our favorite tradition is baking holiday cookies with the kids and now all of the grand kids as well.

Angela Thorpe
Angela Thorpe
2 years ago

We all get together each year and have a cookie baking day, its sooo much fun!

Kim Meier
Kim Meier
2 years ago

Our favorite Christmas tradition is holiday baking and decorating the house!

BusyWorkingMama
BusyWorkingMama
2 years ago

We love baking holiday cookies to share with neighbors.

Pat Schwab
Pat Schwab
2 years ago

Eating good food and playing games or just hanging out together.

Kelly McGrew
Kelly McGrew
2 years ago

We like to drive around to look at Christmas lights!

linda
linda
2 years ago

Baking holiday cookies together.

elizabeth miller
elizabeth miller
2 years ago

Our favorite family tradition is either the Saturday or Sunday the week before Christmas, we pull back, turn off all electronics other than tv, stay in our pjs from sunup till bedtime, and spend a family day in the house watching Christmas movies all day until bed and baking cookies… Read more »

Kathy Davis
Kathy Davis
2 years ago

Our favorite holiday tradition is our Christmas Day brunch. YUM!

kathy Persons
kathy Persons
2 years ago

Christmas caroling

LBLB
LBLB
2 years ago

Every year we see the Candlelight Processional at EPCOT

Andrea Darst
Andrea Darst
2 years ago

I love baking cookies together and opening just one gift on Christmas Eve!

shirley
shirley
2 years ago

I love having all our family here.

Leela
Leela
2 years ago

Church and family dinner.

YVONNE WOODSTOCK
YVONNE WOODSTOCK
2 years ago

We have a lot of favorites, but one of them is that at almost all of our major holiday family get togethers, we play all kinds of silly games that make us laugh like crazy and we love laughing as it is, but it just gets us laughing even more.… Read more »

Amy Daza
Amy Daza
2 years ago

Attending Christmas Eve mass

Monique Rizzo
Monique Rizzo
2 years ago

Driving around in our PJS with hot chocolate looking at Christmas Lights.

Taryn T
Taryn T
2 years ago

We get new Christmas pajamas on Christmas Eve, change into them, have hot cocoa in the car, and look at Christmas lights!

Bryan Vice
Bryan Vice
2 years ago

My favorite holiday is Christmas! One of my favorite family traditions is baking Santa cookies with my kids and cuddling up drinking hot coco and watching Christmas movies with my kids

Elle
Elle
2 years ago

We like driving around looking at the holiday lights and decorations.

Liz Newsome
Liz Newsome
2 years ago

We have cinnamon rolls for breakfast on Christmas morning.

Dianna
Dianna
2 years ago

My family might respond differently, but stockings are my favorite tradition!

Julie Bickham
Julie Bickham
2 years ago

I love making Christmas cookies with my children every Christmas Eve.

Jeanna Massman
Jeanna Massman
2 years ago

We always host a gathering on Christmas Eve for family and friends.

Donna L
Donna L
2 years ago

Our favorite holiday tradition is spending time with friends and family.

jenny
jenny
2 years ago

We love the craziness of Christmas morning, when the kids are going completely nuts!

Amanda Alvarado
Amanda Alvarado
2 years ago

We attend the CHildren’s Christmas Eve mass

Denise B.
Denise B.
2 years ago

We celebrate all the aspects of Christmas from the first Sunday of the start of Advent to the 12th day of Chirstmas on January 6 including St. Nicholas Day on December 6.

Sarah Oswald
Sarah Oswald
2 years ago

Our favored holiday tradition is decorating the Christmas tree and afterwards we have cocoa and cookies.

Jan Lee
Jan Lee
2 years ago

My niece’s children leave out carrots for Rudolph and cookies for Santa, every Christmas Eve 🙂

Cynthia R
Cynthia R
2 years ago

We do a secret santa exchange among the adults that is a lot of fun.

Abigail
Abigail
2 years ago

I love going to pick out our Christmas tree at the farm and then decorating it!

Lauren
Lauren
2 years ago

We like to decorate the tree together.

Deborah W.
Deborah W.
2 years ago

My favorite family Christmas tradition is to get up early, munch on some breakfast goodies while opening up gifts. Then we have a huge late lunch together and spend the day playing board games.

Helen
Helen
2 years ago

We go to the light display in our town. We get to drive through them, get out and enjoy a hayride through them and of course we get to have our pictures made with Santa there.

McKim
McKim
2 years ago

We go up in the mountains near our home to cut our own Christmas tree.

Stephanie Grant
Stephanie Grant
2 years ago

We have a huge family dinner on Christmas day that I have always enjoyed.

Joy L
Joy L
2 years ago

Decorating the tree and watching Christmas movies.

Donna Jacoby
Donna Jacoby
2 years ago

We love watching all the holiday movies we can find. It’s really fun to act out the parts to the movies we watch every year and we always find at least one new favorite. Thank you for the giveaway!

natasha
natasha
2 years ago

We always take the kids to grandmas for Christmas eve and this year are making tamales. Hopefully that will be a new tradition we do every year.

E. Diane Macauley
E. Diane Macauley
2 years ago

We love decorating our gingerbread house, and also celebrating St Nicholas day. We put our shoes by the hearth and they get filled with gold coins and treats. A little glimpse of Christmas yet to come. 🙂

Dameshia Morrow
Dameshia Morrow
2 years ago

Our family favorite holiday tradition I putting up the Christmas tree, decorating our house and baking cookies for Santa!

Darcy Koch
Darcy Koch
2 years ago

Favorite tradition is spending a day baking all kinds of goodies.

Darcy Koch
Darcy Koch
2 years ago

My favorite holiday tradition is spending the day baking cookies, pies, cakes, candies, and other sweets.

Dawn Monroe
Dawn Monroe
2 years ago

My favorite is the dinner but the kids enjoy waiting for Santa.

Jeanna
Jeanna
2 years ago

Our favorite Holiday Tradition is getting matching pajamas! The kids love it!