Hey Y’all! I’m excited to be writing this post! It’s not baby or pregnancy related, but very family related! I’ve made a list of just fun, family things to do together in the month of December.
I want my children to remember the holidays as a time when we were all together, having fun and making memories. I want them to remember the holidays as a joyous time. Their childhood should be fun and memorable. I strive to give them just that.
So, I’ve created this list of things for my family to do and decided to share it with all of you!
- If you haven’t already, (I know most people have) put up your Christmas tree and decorations/lights outside.
- Make hot cocoa and listen to Christmas music.
- Read the story of Christmas, Jesus’s birth and explain to your kids the real meaning of Christmas.
- Write letters to Santa.
- Go light seeing.
- Go see Santa at the mall or wherever he appears in your town.
- Make Christmas cookies.
- Watch Christmas movies that your kids love (The Polar Express), drink hot cocoa and eat Christmas cookies while wearing cozy jammies!
- Watch the “old” Christmas movies; you know…Rudolph the red-nose reindeer, Frosty the Snowman, Santa Claus is coming to town, A Charlie Brown Christmas, etc…
- Buy a kit and build a gingerbread house. Let the kids get creative! I enjoy doing this as much as the kids do! 🙈
- Go to your church Christmas play or any other Christmas play you can find. If possible, let the kids participate!
- Do random acts of kindness with your kids. Whether it be giving a homeless person hot cocoa, paying for someone’s order or giving bags of candy to unexpecting recipients; Showing your kids that the season is about giving will stay with them forever and they’ll appreciate it. It feels great, too.
- Make homemade ornaments. Get as creative as possible! Use recycled plastic, construction paper, pine cones, popsicle sticks, whatever you can find! Oh, and use all the glitter! 😉
- If you get snow, build a Snowman! Go sledding down a hill or pull the kids on old tires with rope!
- On Christmas Eve, read the book, “The Night before Christmas”. I will keep this tradition alive for as long as I can!
- Wake up early on Christmas morning to open stockings and gifts. My parents always did this with us and I now do it with my husband and kids. My mom comes over and and it’s just a blast! We celebrate with our families on Christmas Eve and the kids do gift exchanges and adults play Chinese christmas. Everyone leaves with a gift or two, so we don’t go without gifts that night. Christmas morning is for our house gifts to each other. This is my favorite tradition & I hope my kids always enjoy this, too.
I hope you guys enjoy your December! Making holiday memories is the best! ‘Tis the season! ❄
P.s…What did your kids ask for or what are you getting them? Leave your answers in the comments! Our oldest wants new pink shoes (boots & tennis shoes) and sports gear like daddy! Our little one will just get toys and clothes, of course. Still debating whether to get them a swing set or not. They won’t be able to wnjoy it right away (weather), so we may just wait.