Mazes are a super problem solving activity. Christmas mazes might have problems to solve or a chance to pick up letters that will end up being a secret word or phrase. Game boards with a Christmas theme give families a break from their normal games they use. Finding Christmas printable games that tap into school topics, math, vocabulary, problems solving make it even more enticing for parents. Word Puzzles are always fun activities for children. They can be used in the car, while waiting in the orthodontists, or on a snowy, icy weekend afternoon. Word puzzles might be be word searches, unscrambling words, or mix and match sentences. Writing prompts can challenge the family to write some creative Christmas stories individually or as a group. These will be a way parents can motivate the students to get some journal writing in over the Christmas vacation. Math worksheets provide lots of choices for kids Christmas activities with quality, fun exercises that motivate students These worksheets might include riddles, or a Sudoku puzzle using current math skills to be effective.
Meanwhile to tickle the right side of the brain, there are numerous line drawings of each of the popular Cars characters that are available from various internet sites. A printer and scanner if available can translate these into hours and hours of creative silence. Copies can be duplicated in as many times as the child wishes to enjoy the pursuit, perhaps using and changing colors on the same picture as he pleases. These same pages can later on, with some help from mom or dad, be cut out and turned into an improvised jigsaw puzzle. And while on the subject, the same cut outs can be used as wall decors for the child's room, or as colorful covers for their notebooks and folders.