|Santa Visit 2015|
Christmas is coming! I absolutely love this time of year. I can't wait to make the most of this
season with my family, however I have found if I don't plan for it - my good intentions don't always happen. Last year a friend (Thanks Krystal) shared this awesome idea to take
an advent calendar and fill it with an activity for each day. It took
about 2 days for my kids to realize there were fun activities waiting for them
and they would run downstairs every morning to see what we do that day.
Here's our list of 25 simple ideas to do daily in no particular order...
- Make Christmas cookies
- Leave a treat for the Mailman in the mailbox
- Deliver Chex mix to neighbors
- Go get hot cocoa/coffee in
PJs and drive around to see Christmas lights
- Visit Santa
- Go to Jolly Holiday Lights ( a drive thru holiday light display)
- Read Christmas books by only the light
of the Xmas tree
- Read the nativity story in
- Leave your shoes out for St.
Nicholas (night of December 5th)
- Make Jesus’s birthday cake
- Decorate gingerbread houses
- Ride Santa train at the mall
- Have a Christmas music dance
- Watch Rudolph the Red Nose
- Retell the nativity story
with the little people
- Make Christmas ornaments for
- Celebrate with our small
group at a family Christmas Party
- Perform in the Church Christmas Program
- Take treats to the neighbors
- Sing Christmas carols by the piano and
drink hot cocoa
- Stuff &Take our
Christmas cards to the mailbox
- Today find one toy/books you no
longer need to donate
- Tonight have a dinner picnic
by the tree
- Go on the Polar Express
- Read the nativity story in daddy’s bible & Go to Christmas Eve Service
I keep it very simple. I print them out, cut them into strips and stuff into certain
days in my little felt Advent calendar (Similar to this). I do look at the calendar to make sure we can accomplish the
activity on that day. Some activities are pre-planned with reservations like a trip on the Polar
Express (we go on this one). Others are flexible and smaller in nature
for a busy school night.
|A trip to Starbucks in our jammies and Driving around to see Christmas Lights|
You can be as creative as you want. Check out what's available in your area, are there horse drawn carriage rides, main street festivals, or other things you can make a point to visit with your family?
This year, we also blocked out 2 weekend nights for family time in our December
calendar. I want to enjoy the season with my
family, they are only little once and there is no shortage of things to fill your calendar!
What ideas do you have?
Until next time, keep on keeping on with a joyful, faith-filled life. #tribekoko
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