THESE DAYS, with most children glued mindlessly to the TV or computer screen, why not give them something fun to do online for Christmas?
The internet is awash with websites dedicated to Christmas, whether it is all about the true meaning of this exciting time of the year or sites full of wonderful ideas for decorations, food or homemade cards. Below is a list of just a few of these websites… for kids of all ages!
1. North Pole shows what’s happening in Santa’s Secret Village. Kids can create their own story book, play games, read Christmas stories, write a letter to Santa and send Christmas Postcards to their friends. www.northpole.com
2. The Doll Palace is fabulous fun for ‘girlie’ girls where they can spend hours of fun dressing dolls in beautiful gowns and everyday clothes with hundreds of accessories.
3. Norad is where your kids can track Santa with the best tracking devices. You will always know where Santa is and where his next stop will be. When night falls, light up the town with your mouse so Santa can find his way…take a virtual sleigh ride, explore the night sky, read stories, and play hand bells. Kids will love it! This site starts in December. www.noradsanta.org
4. Elf Yourself is a lot of fun. Choose a face from your own photos and turn it into a dancing elf complete with music! It also makes the perfect online Christmas Card. www.elfyourself.com
5. Kiddy House is a lovely place to visit, with information on the history and traditions of Christmas throughout the world and lots of activities to keep the kids entertained. www.kiddyhouse.com/Christmas/