With spending more time at home this year, many local Ann Arbor businesses are offering at home activity kits. These include cookie kits, craft projects, and games. We’ve checked with a bunch of local businesses to find those offering activity kits,
This year Christmas fun is sure to look different. Most indoor activities are canceled, family gatherings are not recommended and even large outdoor events have been canceled for safety.
The North Pole Workshop in a Box from Rock Paper Scissors is a great way to bring some Christmas spirit to the kids. It contains a holiday cookie decorating kit, reindeer food kit, stationery to write a letter to Santa, an ornament craft, and hot chocolate mix. Unfortunately it is currently listed as sold out, but I am leaving the listing in case they come back in stock.
Decorating Christmas Cookies is always a fun holiday tradition – but I hate making sugar cookies. Fortunately, several local bakeries and restaurants are offering cookie kits with pre-baked cookies.
- Beezy’s Cafe – Cookie Kits with icing and additional decorations
- Benny’s Bakery Saline – Christmas Cookie Kits
- Cookie Colab – Christmas Cookie Kit & Hanukkah Cookie Kit
- Dexter Bakery – Winter & Christmas Themed Cookie Kits (not listed on their website or social, but I confirmed via email)
- Gr8 Bakes LLC – Cookie Kits in Winter, Christmas & Hanukkah themes
- Sweet Heather Anne – Cookie Kits for Kids or a Full Cookie Workshop
- Baker’s Nook – Gingerbread House Kits & supplies for holiday baking and chocolate making
- Insomnia Cookies – DIY Cookie Kits
I was hoping to find Gingerbread House kits, but did not find much. Baker’s Nook carries pre-boxed kits from Wilton just like many big box stores. The only local Gingerbread House Kit I saw was from Ruby’s Makery which is designed for a virtual party and listed below with activity kits.
Arts & Craft Kits
We have always loved attending the many craft events that are held around town each holiday season. There are several options for at-home craft kits. Some of the items on our list are craft kits assembled by local arts and crafts businesses and others are kits sold by local retailers.
- Ann Arbor Art Center – Copper Embossed Ornaments – Recommended Age 12+
- Scrap Box – Create your own craft with a super clearance pack of Holiday Cards.. Or browse their selection (in store or online) for inspiration for more holiday crafts like cards, stockings, snow men, etc.
- Ruby’s Makery
- AR Workshop Ann Arbor
- The Little Seedling –
- Learning Express –
- The Rocket – Christmas Coloring Books – Whimsy, Mandalas
Games & Puzzles
Plan a holiday game or puzzle night with some of these fun activities. Don’t tell him, but I already bought the Christmas Vacation Card Game for my husband.