Create meaningful family traditions at Christmas time. Whether it is about baby Jesus, an activity, craft, music, food or serving others, I’ve featured 50 Christmas ideas for family fun during the holiday season. Darling gingerbread nativity by KatherineMaries via here.
You may have already seen our 100 activities for Advent calendar countdown. There are 100 activities to print out for more Christmas fun. So between this post and the Advent post there are tons of ideas to check out. Pick and choose what works for you and your family. Enjoy…
Not really musical? Kids and adults can play music with handheld pipe chimes. Trust me – this is a very simple and FUN way to create Christmas music! Kids as young as 2 or 3 can help join the music making. Check out this Etsy site or another version percussion chimes
Wordle is a simple and easy activity to do with your family. This took me 5 minutes to create. Have family members write down 3-5 favorite words to describe Christmas. Maybe give it a theme – what they’re thankful for, favorite activities, Christmas memories, etc. The Wordle website creates “word art” using words you provide. Go to the website and type the words your family has chosen – choose colors and fonts. Print out and frame as a remembrance of your family’s 2011 Christmas. Do one for each year.
Enjoy a Bethlehem dinner with your kids. Eat foods from the time of Christ i.e. grapes, chicken, fish, nuts, olives, raisins, etc. Can fish sticks or chicken nuggets pass as “regular fish and chicken”. Grape juice is usually a hit with kids. Place dry foods in brown lunch sacks rolled down to look like bowls.
Make miniature Elf food for the Elves.
How about making a darling snowman ice cream sundae?
The White Envelope is wonderful family tradition of serving others. Start your own tradition.
The perfect family activity – kids Christmas nativity set
Simple and quick project to make with kids. These ornaments are sold at craft stores for inexpensive.22.
Cute idea – fun game for little ones. Counting and colors using m&m’s.
Make reindeer grain. Sprinkle this outside on Christmas Eve night (darling poem on the back).
Make your own paint pages. Have the kids paint their favorite Christmas scene.
Make a Christ book to share this Christmas season.
Make simple holiday shirts.
Share the story of the gifts of the Magi with real Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh. From the NY Metropolitan Museum of Art
Create a Christmas Scavenger Hunt. Or how about creating your own service-oriented scavenger hunt with clues, treasure map, etc.? Have each clue read as a service to someone else i.e. make your sisters bed, bake cookies for friends, sing a Christmas song to the neighbors. Once the service is completed they get their next clue. Some acts of service might take a few minutes and some a bit longer in time.
Many ideas to celebrate Christmas Around the World43.
Make a family hand print Christmas tree.
Family game night. Transform a family member into a Christmas tree or other fun and silly games.
Posted on December 2, 2011
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