DIY Holiday Activities For Kids

The holiday season is upon us, so kids will soon be out of school for the rest of the year. Parents are often delighted that their kids are home for the holiday season; however, they also wonder how they will be able to occupy their kids during the break. 

KidsStreet Urgent Care has some DIY (do it yourself) activities to keep your kiddos busy during the holiday season. Plus, these are fun for the entire family!

Below are three fun and easily accessible activities you can do from the comfort of your home.

#1 Family Cookie Decorating Contest

A cookie decorating contest is an activity a lot of families have recommended! This activity is great for all ages, from your younger toddlers to your college kiddos. 

The only necessary items you need are cookie dough, cookie decorations such as frosting, sprinkles, and marshmallows (or whatever you may have hidden in your pantry). A cookie cutter is also a plus but not required. 

All you do is have everyone team up or individually decorate cookies. Then, you can share them with other family members or friends for a vote! Social media is a great way to get family and friends from out of town to participate. 

#2 Decorate Your Driveway For The Holidays

This activity is excellent for your kiddos who love to be outside. All you need is some creativity and some chalk! 

The decorating a driveway activity is great because it can keep your children occupied for hours! The cleanup process is also super easy and has no hassle.

#3 Make An Ornament 

We can say ornaments are one of the most sentimental parts of holiday decor. Making an ornament can be a memorable activity for your entire family. 

You can use gingerbread cookies, fruit, cinnamon sticks, cardboard paper, or pipe cleaners to create homemade ornaments! The options are truly endless – just be creative. 

KidsStreet Urgent Care is Here For Any Holiday Emergencies!

This holiday season, turn to KidsStreet Urgent Care for your little holiday emergencies. Our locations have on-site pediatric-specific providers to comfort your little ones and their needs. 

Wait from the comfort of your home and register for urgent care online today! 

Please note that registration opens 30 minutes before clinics open up. During the holiday season, we recommend you register online as early as possible during the day. 

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What Are The Symptoms?

 

The symptoms of respiratory infection can vary based on type, but tend to include: 

 

  • Coughing or sneezing
  • Sore throat
  • Trouble breathing
  • Drainage
  • Congestion 
  • Stuffy or runny nose
  • Swollen lymph nodes
  • Red eyes
  • Fever
  • Fatigue
  • Headaches

Types Of Upper Respiratory Infections

 

Many URI’s are typically known as seasonal illnesses, which affect people during certain parts of the year. However, your child can contract a URI at any time especially if they have a weak immune system. 

The Cleveland Clinic considers these to be the most common upper respiratory illnesses: 

 

  • Sinusitis (sinus infection) 
  • Laryngitis
  • Common cold or cold viruses 
  • Pharyngitis (sore throat) 
  • Epiglottitis 
  • RSV (can affect lower respiratory tract as well)

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