If you have already done the first 6 days of your festive Christmas activities, here`s the rest of the list for you and your little one:
7. Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!
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Snow for Christmas - absolutely possible.
Mix a cup of hair conditioner with baking soda, and you will experience fluffy snowfall in the living room in no time. Go and make a snowman, or maybe a snow castle!
8. Christmas is about giving
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Giving to those in need is the essence of Christmas.
Allow your toddler to select toys he no longer plays with and give them away for donation. This act of kindness will teach him the importance of the holiday and at the same time will make another kid very happy.
9. Make a gingerbread house
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Now this one, too, is a classic that many families tend to forget nowadays! So, accept this as a reminder. And, of course, you don't have to build it from scratch, a store-bought one can do just fine. What we recommend is buying additional decorations. What those pre-made kits always lack are extra sweets.
10. A "Thank You" painting for Santa
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Paint Santa Claus a "Thank you" picture as a gift and leave it under the Christmas tree on the 24th. One way to make the activity a bit more special is by DIY-ing your own paint.
What you will need is:
- 1 cup flour
- Food coloring
Pour the water and the flour into a pot and heat them. Stir until the mixture becomes a smooth, thick paste. Remove it from the heat when it starts to pull away from the pot. Add a pinch of salt, stir, then gradually add half a cup of cold water. Divide the compound into bowls and add the food coloring.
This homemade recipe is far safer than store-bought paint because it is absolutely edible and free of toxic chemicals.
11. Organize Christmas photoshoot
Christmas photoshoots are a must. And no, they don't have to be made in a studio to look beautiful. Get creative with your camera and organize a little photo session at home. Pick a corner of your house and decorate it accordingly. Or stand beside the Christmas tree - Classic and very fitting for that holiday feels.
Make sure that the space is well lit by natural daylight. Avoid shooting in the late afternoon or in the evening.
Polish the photos with tools like Fotor or Snapseed and add decoration bits like frames and festive graphics with Canva.
12. A Christmas trip to the library
Making Christmas tree ornaments together is a wonderful activity popular among many families. Some use paper, other candy canes, what we suggest is preparing salt dough - ornaments assembled by it last more than just one Christmas!
- 1 cup salt
- 4 cups flour
- 2 cups warm water
Mix everything together until the mixtures turn into a modelling clay - it's as simple as that. Then roll it and use cookie cutters to cut out ornaments. Don't forget to make holes for the ribbon to go through. Next, bake them in a 300°F oven for about an hour.
After that - the fun part. Leave them to cool down and decorate. The aforementioned homemade paint can be definitely put into use!
Those ornaments will turn into a keepsake for you and your children to treasure in the years to come.
December is the month that holds all time together. The month that leaves glitter and sparkles in our hearts and makes us kinder and more thoughtful. The month that is dedicated to giving and receiving love and gratitude. So, teach your little one the meaning of Christmas by engaging in activities that will make him create memories he will remember and treasure for a lifetime ahead.