Having kids in a restaurant or cafe during other times of the year without wanting to be busy is hard enough, but when it comes to Christmas Day, they are often distracted by gifts, decorations, families, and friends.
The challenge is, what will the kids be busy with in your restaurant while their parents enjoy the company of friends and families?
Turning your restaurant and cafe into a kid-friendly place is an excellent opportunity to gain more loyal followers and occupy a new niche.
However, it’s not as simple as placing crayons and colouring books on the table occupied by the family.
Striving to make your restaurant kid-friendly should also appeal to millennial parents because they are changing and influencing every area of the food industry.
Value through price is no longer the driving force when choosing a restaurant to dine out; value is delivered through the ability to create the perfect environment.
Let’s review how your restaurant can offer a Christmas workshop for kids.
Ideas For Christmas Kids Workshop
1. Reindeer Paper Craft.
This activity is simple to throw together and easy for kids to do: it is the perfect Christmas activity for your little customers. What do you need for this craft;
- Construction paper
- Washable paint
- Googly eyes
- White paper
- Glue stick
To Set Up.
Sketch reindeer antlers and heads and paste them on the white paper. Also, sketch the reindeer’s nose and add the googly eyes to complete its face.
For The Main Activity.
Kids should dip their fingers in the washable paint and make beautiful prints all over the reindeer’s antlers.
Once the paint gets dried, kids should use a black marker to draw lines around the antlers so they look like Christmas lights.
2. Christmas Tree Noodle Craft.
Sensory fillers like rice and pasta can be used to create the best of crafts for kids and a great Christmas activity to try in your restaurant this year.
Get some of your staff who are skilled in artwork to assist the kids. Materials to use for this craft;
- Acrylic paint
- Ziploc bag
- Hot glue
- Parchment paper
- Art tray
- Bow tie pasta noodles
Your staff should dump the pasta into a ziplock bag, add acrylic paint, and shake. The kids can also paint the bow tie pasta individually.
Pour the noodles onto the art tray and allow them to dry; use a paintbrush to reach missed spots. Lastly, on another piece of cardboard, sketch a beautiful Christmas tree.
For The Activity.
Once the bow pasta noodles get dried, the kids should use glue to fix them on top of the Christmas tree sketched on the cardboard.
Once all the adhesives are in place, hot glue some poms to the tree as an ornament. Voila.
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