Christmas Activities For The Entire Family
“Christmas is the season of joy, of holiday greetings exchanged, of gift giving and families united” –Norman Vincent Peale
Family together time
- Choose a Christmas tree together.
- Create a holiday greeting video and send it out to friends and family.
- Have an ugly Christmas sweater photo taken of the family and send it out to friends and family. Why you are there, get it transposed onto a coffee mug so you can take it to the office next year. It will always make you laugh!
- Make an evening of it and go and walk around the neighbourhood to look at the Christmas lights.
Christmas in the kitchen with the family
- Make and decorate a gingerbread house.
- Bake some Christmas cookies e.g. elf’s, reindeer, ginger bread men.
- Have a Christmas cookie decorating competition with your friends and neighbours!
- Research recipes and then make some Christmas treats e.g. rum balls, Oreo balls, chocolate covered almonds and package them up to give to your neighbours as stocking stuffers.
Christmas acts of kindness and care for the community
- Go through old and still usable toys and clothes and donate to charity
- Head to your local shopping mall and purchase toys and clothes to donate to charity.
- Research and see what charity events you could get involved with to help out next Christmas for those less fortunate.
- Donate blankets, tins of animal food and toys to animal shelters for all the animals who don’t have a home to go to this Christmas.
Creative Christmas home decorating
- You have the Christmas tree now choose how you are going to decorate it together OR make your own tree and decorations from recycled materials at home.
- String up some Christmas lights either outside or inside.
- Get creative with your decorating and try different things e.g. fairy lights in a vase or glass bowl, Christmas bobbles in a glass bowl.
- String up Christmas cards you have received so you can easily stop to read the messages sent to you this year.
“The joy of brightening others’ lives, bearing each other’s burdens, easing others’ load and supplanting empty hearts and lives with generous gifts becomes for us the magic of Christmas” – W.C Jones