Fun Christmas Activities To Do With The Kids
By Susanne Myers
Waiting for Santa to get here can be quite a challenge for a kid. The days in December until the 25th seem to go on forever. Make the waiting a little easier this year. Here are some fun Christmas Activities you can do with your kids all through December.
Make Getting The Christmas Tree A Family Affair
Go out and pick a Christmas tree with the kids. You can go to one of the many Christmas tree lots and let the kids help you pick out the perfect tree. Or you can even go out and cut your own tree. Many state forests have special areas that are grown just for Christmas trees and you can go out and cut your own. Of course there are also commercial Christmas tree lots that will let you cut a tree. There’s nothing more fun than to spend a winter afternoon of stomping through the woods finding the tree that’s just right.
Let Your Child Throw A Christmas Party
Arrange for a simple little Christmas party for the kids Just have your child invite a few of his or her closest friends. Turn on some Christmas music, set out some cookies and fix some hot chocolate. You can even make a simple little Christmas craft with the kids that they can take home with them.
Christmas Cards Made By The Kids
You don’t have to be the only one writing Christmas cards to friends and family members. Get the kids to make the cards for you. All you need is some construction paper as well as crayons or markers. Give them some Christmas stickers to add and the cards are ready. Recipients will love getting these handmade cards from the kids in the mail.
A Letter For Santa
Children love to write a letter to Santa. Ask younger kids what they would like to tell Santa and then have them draw or color a special picture for him to include with the letter you are writing for them. School-aged kids can write their own letter and of course include a picture for Santa as well. Put the letter and picture in an envelope, and stick it in the mailbox. Just take it back out before the mailman gets there.
Of course your kids should receive a response from Santa. You can write your own on some holiday paper, or use one of the many Santa letter services out there. Here’s one I have used in the past and have been very happy with:
About the Author: Susanne Myers is the owner of Kinderinfo.com a site for parents and kids with Christmas Crafts For Kids. For more Christmas crafts and ideas visit www.waitingforxmas.com and sign up to have crafts, activities and recipes delivered by email.