The month of December is like a long road trip where kids can’t wait to reach their destination and are asking non-stop “Are we there yet? How much longer?” I love it that kids anticipate Christmas! It is always refreshing to see their eagerness and wide-eyed wonder about Christmas in contrast to the stress that adults normally go through as they deal with their Christmas to-do lists.
To make the time of waiting for my kids much more fun, we always do a Christmas Countdown. This year, the kids and I decided to make a craft out of it. With my old scrapbook papers, envelopes and clothespins, this is what we came up with:
Got this great idea here. Everyday, the kids open an envelope and read our activity for the day. Today, for December 1, the card reads “Check your stocking for a surprise!”
Other activities you can do are:
Read a Christmas book.
Send a gift to your neighbor.
Enjoy a cup of hot chocolate.
Watch a Christmas movie.
Write a letter to your grandparents.
Wrap presents together.
Walk around the village and enjoy the lights.
The list can go on and on.
Here are more ideas for you from It’s Written on the Wall!
Our kids won’t be kids forever. Take that extra effort to make Christmas fun and special for them!