20 Things to Do at Christmas as a Family
The holiday hustle and bustle can take the Christmas cheer and make it a rushed season. How do you keep the kids from going stir-crazy and mom from losing her mind?
If you’re wondering how you will keep your family entertained this Christmas season, then it’s time to take a minute and get mom creative. Enjoy these 20 ideas of things to do at Christmas with kids! Get those kids off their mobile and gaming devices to make some sweet memories together with these family-friendly ideas.
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1. MAKE GINGERBREAD HOUSES
If you have the time and the ability, don’t buy the pre-fab houses. Make your own gingerbread house.
2. ADVENT CALENDAR
3. CHRISTMAS LIGHT DRIVE-THRU
Take a trip through a Christmas light display! Some of our favorites are in Ohio! Ultimate Guide to Christmas Light Drive-Thru’s in Ohio
4. DECORATE YOUR FRONT DOOR LIKE A PRESENT OR CHRISTMAS SCENE
With a bit of wrapping paper, a ribbon or a bow, your front door is transformed into a stunning wrapped gift!
5. CHRISTMAS MOVIE NIGHT
Converge around with a bowl of popcorn and cups of hot chocolate to select your favorite Christmas movie for an evening of family fun. Can’t decide which is your favorite? Make it a double feature!
If you are from central Ohio you can rent out The Strand Theater for a socially distanced evening of fun.
6. RED AND GREEN PAPER CHAINS
7. GO CAROLING
8. MAKE A SNOWMAN (OR SNOW ANGELS OR SNOW FORTS)
9. SEND HOLIDAY CARDS TO SOLDIERS STATIONED OVERSEAS OR NURSING HOME
10. PAPER SNOWFLAKES
11. CREATE CHRISTMAS COOKIES
12. POPCORN AND CRANBERRY GARLAND
13. CHRISTMAS GAME NIGHT
14. WRITE LETTERS TO SANTA
If your little ones believe in Santa Claus, have them practice their letter-writing skills with a letter to the North Pole. This is a great way to teach them writing skills and gather their Christmas wish list.
15. VISIT A LIVING NATIVITY
16. MAKE COLORED PLAYDOUGH
Young kids will love playing with this red and green playdough, and you’ll love making memories creating the dough together! Email me your favorite recipe and I will add the link!
17. MAKE ORNAMENTS
18. HAVE A FAMILY SLUMBER PARTY UNDER THE CHRISTMAS TREE
My husband has done this for years with our children and even with teenagers in the house, it is a tradition that lives on! Christmas Eve party under the tree ❤
19. HAVE A CHRISTMAS DINNER PARTY
20. ROAST MARSHMALLOWS IN THE FIREPLACE OR HERSHY’S S’MORES KIT
This is a family favorite! Enjoy an evening of s’mores making. You can order the kit from this Amazon affiliate link: HERSHEY’S S’Mores caddy, Brown