Friday, November 25, 2011

Christmas Activities

I still haven't bought one gift yet. Not ONE! Thank goodness Dust and I are going shopping tonight! I was beginning to get a little nervous. I do have lists of what i'm getting everyone but now I have to actually go get them! Anyways...

I have been wanting to do some Christmas countdown activities with the girls this year now that they are old enough to enjoy them. Thanks to a few pins on pinterest and some traditions we have always done I came up with our own list of what we are going to do. I figured i'd post this now BEFORE December starts. Look at me being a good mom and not procrastinating until the last day. I have 5 days.
These are in no special order.

1. Leave a surprise on someones doorstep
2. Watch The Grinch
3. Drink Hot chocolate
4. Read a Christmas Story
5. Ward Christmas party
6. Drive around and look at Christmas lights
7. Bake cookies and give some away
8. Make playdo snowmen
9. Have a candle light dinner
10. Make paper snowflakes
11. Dance to Christmas music
12. Do a Christmas craft
13. Wrap presents
14. Go see Santa
15. Make a gingerbread house
16. Go sledding
17. Build a snowman
18. Make ornaments (I found this easy and cute recipe for handprint ornaments here)
19. Make Teachers Gifts
20. Go sibling Christmas shopping
21. Act out the Nativity
22. Read the Night before Christmas
23. Write Santa letters
24. Decorate the tree and house
25. Go on a sleigh ride

So a couple of these we have already done but we are going to my sisters for Christmas so i'm sure we'll be busy doing activities everyday for the week. I can't wait!! I'm so excited to see all my sisters again, it's been too long. Why do we have to live so far from each other?!

Is there any on my list I missed that you do with your kids? I'd love more ideas! :)
I also need more ideas for the twins for Christmas, what should I get them??


Amie said...

We always get PJ's Christmas Eve. I love the make snowflake idea. SO cute... I'm setting up my decorations today-I'm determined.

The Harker Family said...

Thanks so much for posting this Mindy! What a great idea! Every year I think that I would like to do all sorts of Christmas activities with my kids, but end up only doing a few because time flies by. So what a great idea to have a list of things to do! I will definitely borrow from your list! Things that we do/would like to do are sing Christmas carols to your neighbours, go skating, make Christmas cards for friends, and my favourite- have the whole family sleep under the Christmas tree one night!

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