Last year, over on my Christmas blog, I started my Activity Advent with the aim of doing one Christmas activity a day throughout December. The only problem was actually finding the time to write up what we did so this year, I thought I’d share all the things we have on our list to try. It’s a pretty big list so I’m sure that we’ll not have chance to do everything on the list but at least we have plenty of choice!
Make Homemade S’mores and drink them with hot chocolate while watching Christmas films.
See if there is a cheap panto going on anywhere in your area.
Recycle your sweet wrappers – make homemade bookmarks or stained glass windows.
Let the kids try Picmonkey to ‘Christmas’ themselves up a bit.
Go ice skating in your Christmas jumpers.
Make cut out snowflakes for your window
Make some gingerbread Christmas tree decorations.
Make salt dough decorations.
Make your own tree decorations.
Have a play with Elf Yourself.
Make your own Gingerbread house.
Don’t forget your reindeer dust.
Try making some homemade snow globes.
Track Santa and his elves thoughout December with Norad.
Make a magical video for the kids from Santa using Portable North Pole.
Make cotton wool snowman.
Make a special visit to Santa.
Encourage the children to buy some food to donate to the food bank.
Make a hand print tree.
Sort out some old toys to take to your local hospital for the children’s ward.
Find the best Christmas tree lights in your neighbourhood.
See what’s happening in your local museums and libraries.
Make Christmas cupcakes together.
Go see the Christmas lights being switched on in your town.
Write letters to Santa together.
Make Snowman soup.
Have a pyjama day and watch Christmas movies together.
Go to a local carol service.
Make a Christmas paper wreath.
Make homemade gift tags.
Go somewhere Christmassy together wearing your Christmas hats and jumpers.
Make paper chains while listening to Christmas music.
Make pom poms into a wreath – this is definitely on my to-do list this year.
If we get snow, make snow flavoured ice cream.
String some popcorn to go round your tree
Make homemade Christmas cards.
And don’t forget, there’s lots of other ideas over on my post from a few months ago- 70 Frugal and Fun things to do with the kids in Autumn and even more Christmas Activity ideas from Jen here.