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Nov 22, 2012

25 Fun things to do before Christmas...

This was taken from last years post. It has been getting lots of hits in the last few weeks according to my stats, so I decided to re-add it to my blog. I hope my list will give you some ideas of things you can do as a family to make memories together.
Children only get one childhood, make it a great one.
 This time of the year, there is just so many  fun things
 to do with the kids.  Here are a few things 
our family enjoys doing together.
1.Decorate a Christmas tree
2.Take lots of pictures or have pics made
3.Play Christmas music
4.Send Christmas cards
5.Make cookies
6.Decorate a gingerbread house
7.Drink hot chocolate or Cinnamon tea
8.Make smores beside the fireplace
9.Drink egg nog
10.Watch Christmas movies
11. Take part in a Christmas play
12.Go to a Christmas parade
13.Go to the mall to see Santa
14.Set up a nativity scene
15.Set up a Christmas village
16.Read a Christmas book together
17. Go shopping
18.Make homemade gifts
19.Go caroling door to door
20.Adopt a Christmas child(ren)
22.Make crafts or decorations (could be used as gifts)
23.Have breakfast with Santa
24.Ride around and look at the Christmas lights
25.Sing Happy Birthday to Jesus

25 more FUN  things to
 do before Christmas.
1.Color in a Christmas coloring book.
2.Leave a surprise (secret) gift by a neighbors door.
3. Go to the theatre and a watch a Christmas movie.
4.Put lights up on the outside of your house.
5.Put a little tree up in each kids room.
6. Hang a stocking for your pet.
7.Wear Christmas PJs all day long.
8.Decorate a stocking
9.Make reindeer food in a jar(oats, bread crumbs, & raisins)
I've been told glitter helps the reindeers fly:)
10.Make cookies for Santa
11.Let each child pick out & hang their very own ornament.
12.Kiss under the mistletoe.
13.Camp out in the den by the fireplace:)
14. Make a paper chain and use it to countdown to Christmas.
15.Hang a Christmas coloring picture on the fridge or frame it.
16. Write a letter to Santa.
17.Eat dinner using the good Christmas dishes.
18.Have a cookie & movie party for your kids.
19.Buy one of the popcorn tins (with the 3 flavors) and have a popcorn night.
20.Wrap gifts together.
21. Let the kids scatter bird feed to feed the little feathered creatures.
22. Bake a birthday cake for Jesus.
23. Let the kids go out and gather twigs, pine cones, acorns, etc and make a table centerpiece.
24.Send a Christmas card or goodie box to a soldier.
25. Leave a card in the mailbox for the mail man (or woman).

These are a few of our favorites.
What are some of the things your family takes part in
and enjoys this time of the year?

Trust in the LORD with all thine heart;and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him,and he will direct thy paths. ~Proverbs 3:5-6

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