Family baking at ChristmasQ: How can I keep the kids amused for free this Christmas holiday?

A: If you’ve spent a fortune on presents and festive food, you’ll want to save where you can this Christmas. Luckily, I have a few suggestions for keeping kids entertained over the holidays that won’t cost you a penny:

Visit, where you’ll find loads of Christmas themed clipart that can be downloaded, placed on blank paper and printed out for the kids to colour in or use in festive artwork.

There are lots of Christmas-themed arts and craft ideas at the CBeebies and CBBC websites, as well as songs, games and even stories to listen to.

You could also try the AllFreeCrafts website for more ingenious festive craft ideas

Visit the US site and you’ll find a massive amount of kid-friendly Christmas games, puzzles and pictures to print out and colour in. Your child could even write their very own Christmas story featuring themselves as the lead character

If your children love to bake, visit the GoodToKnow website, where you’ll find delicious recipes such as edible tree decorations.

The only question really is – will they have enough time to squeeze this all in? Merry Christmas.


Andrea Ventress, money expert

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