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Since it’s almost December, my mind is in Christmas mode. The holidays are SO much more fun now that I have two little guys. It’s so life-giving to be able to sprinkle a bit of magic in their month. I wanted to share what we’re doing to celebrate Christmas this year. This list has one fun toddler-friendly activity for each day in December.
This year, I wanted to choose a fun Advent devotional to do each morning. I chose Ann Voskamp’s “Wonder of the Greatest Gift: An Interactive Family Celebration of Advent”. This book has a pop-up Christmas tree and each day you do a devotion and your kids hang an ornament. It’s short, to the point, yet still so much fun. Plus, it really helps little ones to learn about Advent. I personally take time to remember Advent each year through the She Reads Truth study because it gives me a picture of how important my Savior’s birth really was.
The activities on this list vary. Some are big, some are small. Some are super meaningful, while others are just for fun. Pick and choose and don’t be afraid to add your traditions in there! I’ve added links to most of the ideas so you can see what tutorial I’m following. You’ll notice every Saturday is Christmas movie day. This is an easy activity to do with little ones, especially if you find a video they really enjoy. My kids love Veggie-Tales videos!
- Make paper snowflakes
- Watch a Christmas movie and make popcorn/hot cocoa
- Christmas bath (I’m keeping it simple and just doing a couple drops of food coloring or grabbing some tablets at Wal-Mart)
- Color Christmas coloring Pages
- Christmas music dance party
- Gingerbread Playdough with Christmas Playdough Mats
- Decorate Christmas cookies
- Lego Challenge
- Christmas movie
- Snowman Breakfast (Inspiration found here)
- Make and send Christmas cards
- Build a fort and read Christmas books
- Make a gingerbread house
- Make reindeer floats (Zevia root beer, Halo top or Breyer’s ice cream, pretzels for ears and a cherry nose)
- Fingerpaint Christmas lights
- Christmas movie
- Jesus in a manger craft
- Paper plate wreath
- Make a birthday cake for Jesus
- Family game day
- Paper plate snowman
- Make Dad a present
- Christmas party (We’re playing fun games, eating snacks, etc.)
- Christmas Eve Service at church, Christmas Eve dinner (to be decided!) and Christmas Eve box
How do you make the holidays special?