Best activities for your kids to have fun this festive season

The December holidays have started, and if you’re a Kenyan parent with school-going kids, you’re left with a common headache. How are you going to keep your kids busy and avoid mischief during this extended holiday? Well, worry not. 

Best activities for your children to have fun and learn new things in December 2023

  1. Go on safari game drives with the children

This a great way to explore the wildlife and nature of Kenya, and to teach your kids about conservation and ecology. Depending on your location and budget. you can visit some of the famous national parks, such as Nairobi National Park, Tsavo East, or Mara Triangle, and see animals like lions, elephants, giraffes, zebras, and more. You can also take guided nature walks and bird-watching tours to help your kids learn more about the flora and fauna of the region.

  1. Visit the Giraffe Centre and the Mamba Village.

These are two of the most popular attractions for kids in Nairobi, where they can interact with giraffes and crocodiles, respectively. At the Giraffe Centre, they can feed and take photos with the endangered Rothschild giraffes, and learn about their conservation efforts. At the Mamba Village, they can see crocodiles of different sizes and ages and also enjoy other activities like boat rides, horse riding, and camel riding.

  1. Have fun at Nairobi Lunar Park

This is a family-friendly amusement park that offers a variety of rides and games for kids of all ages. They can enjoy roller coasters, bumper cars, merry-go-rounds, and more. The park also has a food court and a souvenir shop.

  1. Celebrate Christmas the Kenyan way

Christmas is a big holiday here in Kenya, and there are many ways to make it special for your kids. You can decorate a cypress tree with lights and ornaments, or make your own decorations from recycled materials.

Shopping is another major activity during the Christmas holidays here in Kenya and it is one that children really like so as part of these activities we have talked about above, you could also take your kids shopping for new clothes new shoes, and other items such as gifts.

  1. Let’s cook some delicious food

You can also prepare some of our popular traditional Christmas feast, with dishes like Nyama choma (roasted meat), chapati (flatbread), pilau (rice with spices), and kachumbari (salad). 

You can also attend a church service with the kids or even visit a nearby children’s home. This is going to develop the habit of giving back to society among your children.

Try some creative activities at home. If you want to stay indoors, you can still have fun with your kids by doing some creative activities.

Conclusion and taking points

Finally, how about reading them short stories, Novels, etc? You can also play games, draw pictures, or write poems with your kids. The ideas here are practically endless.

Also, do not forget that with the current CBC curriculum, whenever you run out of ideas just ask them to fish out their home science books and ask them which was their favorite activity.  You can then repeat this together. If you have any questions, feel free to get to us on our contact page, and if you fancy seeing the latest from truekenyan, bookmark our homepage for further updates.

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