Are you wondering what you can do to make Christmas enjoyable (and build cherished memories) for your family? Here are some cool ideas for how you can celebrate Christmas with your kids. Whatever you choose to do, remember to have fun and enjoy spending time together as a family.
Decorate the Tree Together
One of my favorite parts of the Christmas season is putting up the decorations. The center of the decorations is, of course, the Christmas tree. Make decorating the tree a family affair. Go pick out the tree together (or make a big ordeal about pulling it out of the attic) and then have a good time getting it all set up and decorated. Make it into a big event by having snacks set out and upbeat Christmas tunes playing to set the mood.
Buy Cool Christmas Tree Ornaments
When I was a little girl, everyone in my family got to pick one new Christmas ornament to put on the tree. It was a tough decision each year! Now when I look through my collection, so many good memories come back from through the years. When we moved out, we had our own set of ornaments to start decorating our own trees. I’ve started the same tradition for my children except that one family member picks out an ornament for another, wraps it and places it in their stocking.
Love singing? Love making people smile? Caroling could be just the thing to try out. Grab your family (and maybe even some friends), brush up on the lyrics to your favorite Christmas tunes, and go spread Christmas cheer around your neighborhood or a local nursing home.
Go Ice Skating
Looking for something active to do? Grab some ice skates and hit the nearest ice rink. Follow it up with steaming hot mugs of hot chocolate to warm your bodies up again.
Have a Storytelling Session
Christmas is a magical time, and what makes it better is the beautiful stories around the holiday. Snuggle up under a warm blanket with some hot chocolate, and narrate some Christmas stories to your child. Do this at bedtime – preferably on Christmas eve – so that your child wakes up in a festive mood on the big day! You will find a ton of delightful Christmas stories for kids online, so make use of them. This is one of the best Christmas activities to do with your toddler, as his imagination is bound to soar.