The holidays are in full-swing, and for many families the month of December is overflowing with activities, from school pageants to work parties and everything in between! But everyone can agree that spending time with loved ones is one of the greatest gifts of the holiday season. So it is important to make time for the activities that draw your family and friends together this Christmas season. This article from FamilyEducation.com highlights several great family activities for Christmas; here are our top 10:
- Making gingerbread houses. For inspiration, look at these amazing gingerbread houses on GoodHousekeeping.com.
- Driving around town to look at Christmas lights on houses.
- Putting together Christmas crafts, like a wreath for the front door (or one to gift to a neighbor!)
- Having a Christmas movie and pajama night in with your family. To find movie listings in your area, check out the 25 Days of Christmas programming schedule from Freeform, or the Christmas movie line up from the Hallmark Channel.
- Baking Christmas cookies…or bread loaves, or savory side dishes. You get the idea.
- Going Christmas caroling through your neighborhood. Consider focusing on nursing homes, retirement homes, senior centers, hospitals, or other locations with residents who could particularly use some warmth and joy this Christmas season.
- Giving to those less fortunate! This can take the form of your local church or school’s “angel” gift tree, donating time serving meals to the homeless, or spending time visiting the elderly, sick, and shut in members of your community.
- Drinking hot chocolate. Better yet, make a whole hot chocolate bar at your home! Here are some fun hot chocolate recipes from Allrecipes.com to get your creative juices flowing (pun totally intended).
- Attending a Christmas concert at your local community center, school, or church.
- Having a snow day! Or if snow is too far out of your geographic area, create fake snow at home with some easy-to-find ingredients like baking soda. Check out this DIY video for fake snow-making directions.
However you choose to celebrate the Christmas season with your family, we wish you a very Merry Christmas and a joyous New Year from all of us at Club Z! Tutoring!