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Christmas family activities: If you want to create lovely moments to enjoy with your family during the holiday season, here is a list of easy and nice ideas you can try with your kids!
December is my favorite month of the year! I love to see the festive atmosphere all around the city, the happy kids enjoying the Christmas magic, the little gifts and cards that everyone prepares for the loved ones.
I like the taste of hot cocoa in the warm days of winter, the smell of baked cookies coming out of the houses, the sound of the carols near the Christmas tree.
But as much as I enjoy all of these, there is something that I don’t like about the holiday season: the overwhelm that comes from that “need” to do a lot of things, to buy more stuff, to prepare fancy decorations and big tasty meals.
♥ Christmas is not about counting down the days until Christmas Eve. It’s about enjoying each and every one of them.
♥ Christmas is not about how many cards we write. It’s about the love we put in each of them.
♥ Christmas is not about expensive toys we give to our kids. It’s about the holiday moments that we spend with them.
♥ Christmas is not about how fancy our Christmas table looks. It’s about the people who sit at it and celebrate with us.
♥ Christmas is not about all we have in our house during the holidays. It’s about all the moments that remain in our heart afterward.
This is why I decided to create the “Meaningful Christmas Time” series.
I want to share with you easy ideas that allow us to ditch all that holiday overwhelm and to just slow down and enjoy this wonderful time of the year. If you want to make this Christmas more meaningful for you and your kids and you want to create little precious memories with your family, I hope that you’ll enjoy these ideas!
In this post, I want to share with you a list of 10 lovely family activities to enjoy during the holiday season. They are very easy to put into practice and bring a lot of fun!
December is a great time for family activities, so we always plan a lot of activities during this month and we try to make the most of the time before Christmas.
10 family activities to do before Christmas
Here is our list of nice activities that everyone can do at home and that are very fun for the little ones!
1. Reserve a special evening for decorating the Christmas tree.
Make it festive and fun! Let the children choose the decorations and then enjoy some quality time near the lighted tree.
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2. Prepare “homemade” Christmas cards for the loved ones.
You can either print some family photos and let the children personalize them with stickers, drawings or messages (depending on their age) or just make some cards from colored paper and let the children decorate them.
The family members will certainly be happy to receive these cards. 🙂
3. Prepare special drinks for the whole family.
You can prepare hot chocolate for children and hot apple cider or hot wine with cinnamon for the grown-ups and enjoy them together.
4. Plan a family movie night.
You can watch a Christmas movie or you can even plan a Christmas movies marathon.
5. Have a daytime dance party.
Just play some carols and Christmas songs and dance with your kids!
6. Encourage the kids to prepare a “Christmas art exhibition” in your home.
The art exhibition is a place where they can display handmade Christmas decorations, drawings, and other things that they want to include in this special exhibition.
When everything is ready, you can invite some relatives or friends to admire the exhibition. The kids will certainly be very proud of themselves!
7. Get the kids involved in a charity act.
There are many options: you could donate some toys, bring some gifts to a shelter, or donate clothes to the homeless people.
Christmas is about giving and it’s a wonderful opportunity to teach children about generosity.
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8. Plan a special cooking time.
You can choose one of the weekends before Christmas to prepare some holiday-themed cookies. There are a lot of simple recipes that can be easily made by the little ones and this brings a lot of fun.
9. Have a fun drive through the town just to watch the Christmas lights.
The whole family can wear pajamas and listen to a CD with carols during the drive to make it even more fun.
10. Plan a family story night and read some nice Christmas stories.
You could also include a book about Christmas traditions around the world. it’s always fascinating for the kids to find out different ways of celebrating and maybe to try some of them on their own.
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This is our list of activities that we plan to put into practice this year.
If you will try them, I hope you’ll have a lot of fun with your whole family and you’ll enjoy the most of this holiday season!
Have a joyful December and a meaningful holiday time!
>>> Do you want more inspiration? Join the Meaningful Holiday Time series!
If you want to make this holiday season more meaningful and truly enjoy it with your family, I invite you to join the Meaningful Holiday Time series.
Over the course of 7 days, I will share with you some nice ideas that will allow you to use the holiday time to connect with your kids and prepare wonderful gifts for the loved ones.
The emails will include:
– printable games to enjoy with your kids (They are suitable for toddlers and preschoolers and you’ll only need a printer to prepare them.)
– wonderful gift ideas for young kids
– ideas for creating meaningful gifts for your kids and your husband.
You can find all the details about the Meaningful Holiday Time series HERE.
If you like the idea, you can join the series using the below form. I’ve prepared a lot of awesome ideas to share with you and I hope that you’ll enjoy them as much as we do!
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