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Sing Christmas Carols
Kids love music and Christmas music is no exception. Take some time to teach your kids some classic carols. They’re rich in language and important to pass down from generation to generation.
Drive Around Looking at Christmas Lights
If you’re looking for a nice free outing, strap your kids into the car, crank up the tunes, and take a tour of some lovely neighborhood Christmas displays. Turn it into a scavenger hunt by making a list of common sights like stars, Santa, snowmen, or candy canes.
Participate in a Holiday Presentation
Whether it be a concert, play, or some other presentation, your child will beam with delight as they showcase their skills. Be sure to have a camera ready, that out-of-tune rendition of “Jingle Bells” will be beyond precious for years to come!
Read Christmas Stories
Swing by the local library and stock up on Christmas themed books. There are a plethora of stories to fascinate your kids from fiction to poetry. Try to make it a point to read at least one holiday book every day until Christmas.
Read THE Christmas Story
While all the activities are loads of fun, the real reason for Christmas should always remain the focus of celebration. We read the Christmas story to our boys throughout the month of December. This year we’re doing a Jesse tree so our boys can see how the whole message of the Bible is a grand anticipation of the birth of a Savior.
Bake Holiday Treats
The yummy desserts at Christmas time are always a hit with kids. But the real treasure comes from the memories made when you invite your kids to bake with you. I will always remember my own childhood and our annual Christmas cookie baking days.
Serve the Less Fortunate
We all want our children to be generous and caring. The holidays are a perfect time to open their eyes to the needs around them. There are so many opportunities, from giving blessing bags to the homeless to visiting folks in nursing homes.
Put Together a Wish List
Grandparents are always asking me as the parent for gift ideas. This year, I sat my kids down with the Great Big Toys“R“Us Book of AWWWESOME to help them come up with a Wish List.
Create Gifts for Others
Kids love to give to others. Help them come up with ideas of things they can make or do for others in their family. Let them be involved as much as their age will allow. Little kids can help you wrap gifts or make cards. Older kids can do chores to help pay for gifts or even make the gift themselves.
Now’s the time to go out and create some holiday memories! What’s on your must do holiday countdown?