Home for the Holidays? 6 Fun Family Activities for a Healthy Holiday

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The holidays are here and it’s time to have some old fashioned family fun! If you’re home for the holidays, try some of these fun activities for a healthy holiday at home.

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1. Bake some homemade goodies.

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It just isn’t the holiday season without some homemade holiday treats! Grab your apron and whip up some healthy baked goods that fit into your Nutrisystem plan. Got a sweet tooth? Try these 16 healthy and easy holiday cookie recipes! > Looking for something a little more savory? Check out these 11 healthy bread recipes! > They’re so delicious, the whole family will want some.

2. Have a Christmas movie marathon and game night.

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If you’re staying in with your family, you can celebrate the holiday with some classic holiday movies and board games. They are the perfect activities for family bonding! Looking for some healthy snacks to enjoy during your  movie marathon? The Leaf Weight Loss Blog has plenty of healthy ideas! Check out these nine festive treats that are healthy and easy to make. >

3. Build a gingerbread house.

family building gingerbread house.

Gingerbread is a holiday classic that we all love. If you’re staying home this holiday season, consider building a homemade gingerbread house with the family. Many stores even sell gingerbread house kits that are easy to assemble! Make it your own unique creation by adding in some sugar-free candies or holiday sprinkles. Looking for more gingerbread goodness? Try the healthy recipes below!:

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4. Play in the snow.

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If you’re lucky enough to enjoy a white Christmas where you live, get outside and enjoy some fun winter activities this holiday! Get the kiddos out of the house and build a snowman, make snow angels or even have a snowball fight. Just don’t forget to bundle up!

5. Try some holiday crafts.

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The internet is filled with creative holiday crafts that you can make with the family. A quick online search will provide loads of inspiration! From homemade Christmas tree ornaments and decorations to holiday gifts and cards, there is no shortage of ideas to try. As your kids get older, you’re sure to treasure them for years to come!

6. Sing Christmas carols or read a book by the fire.

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Ahh, Christmas music. It just isn’t the holidays without the classic songs we all know and love. Get your family together and sing your favorite songs by the fire! You could even put on a virtual performance for the family and friends you aren’t able to see. Not into singing? Read some books or have a holiday family dance party instead!

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