I’m going to be trying to do one different Christmas activity a day with my kids this month. I did something similar this summer by trying one new thing a day. (You can read about it HERE). It was fun (and exhausting) to do something new each day with the kids, but it definitely made me be more present and enjoy just being with my kids.
The holidays can get a little overwhelming with all of the present buying and money spending, so I’m going to try to finish my shopping early and then keep it simple. My kids are 4 and 6, so it’s a fun age to do all of the little things that make the season so special.
I also like the idea of spreading out the activities all month, where usually I wait until the week before Christmas and have to do all the Christmas things at once.
We’ve already picked out the tree and decorated, so here’s my plan for the 25 days of Christmas (in no particular order):
- Make a Christmas ornament for the tree
- Watch a Christmas movie
- Wrap presents
- Drink hot chocolate
- Make cookies
- Visit Santa
- Attend a holiday story time at the library
- Go Christmas shopping
- Decorate a gingerbread house or make gingerbread men
- Decorate the house
- Read a Christmas book
- Make paper snowflakes … add glitter, of course!
- Make a Christmas countdown chain out of construction paper
- Donate a toy
- Sing Christmas carols
- Make a Christmas craft
- Send Christmas cards
- Color in a Christmas coloring book
- Write a letter to Santa
- Go to a Holiday party at school
- Play a Christmas game: hide candy canes in the yard and have the kids hunt for them like Easter eggs
- Go to a holiday light display
- Surprise someone with a gift
- Attend a family Christmas party
- Open presents!!!
I’ll be documenting our Christmas fun on Facebook and Instagram, so follow along for the fun.
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What are some of your favorite Christmas activities to do with your kids? I might need to revise my list and add some!