This year I did the 14 Days of Valentines with my daughter and she loved it! So I decided I would make the effort to have the 25 Days of Christmas, inspired by another ambitious mom I know.
I have inserted my 25 days below, but of course make it according to your own kids likes and interest. Plus I made sure to plan certain events according to when we would be doing them. For example we have our appointment to go take pictures with Santa, so I know that this will appear on Day 6.
Have fun with it! This is a really great way to spend time with the family and create memories.
Day 2 – Take Christmas Card Photos. It’s a good time of year to get those family photo’s done. Need help? Try some of these photo idea’s out.
Day 3 – Pick out a new Christmas book. Every year it is a tradition to find a new book to read for this time of year. Abby loves choosing one and reading it many many times over the next month.
Day 4 – Parade or Light Show. Find out when your city is having a tree lighting ceremony, and or parade, and plan accordingly.
Day 5 – Make ornaments for grandparents. The grandparents love the handmade ornaments. Do whatever you think your kids will love making the most.
Day 6 – Go to Christmas Party at School. Abby’s school is having a little festival. Is your school or community doing something special? Do go. They always have fun crafts and events for the kids.
Day 7 – Go Christmas Tree Shopping & Decorate Tree. This is always the most popular in our house. If you dont want to go buy a tree, do something creative this year with these great idea’s.
Day 8 – Go Christmas light hunting. The lights are going up and it’s always fun looking through the neighborhood at the other houses.
Day 9 – Make Ornaments. These are such a fun thing to do each year. It becomes tradition and you always have time to reminiscence when the ornaments go up.
Day 10 – Make Christmas Cards.
Day 11 – Shop for Kids in Need. I think it is so important to do for others, and your kids should learn this, especially at this time of year.
Day 12 – Make Wrapping Paper. This is fun to do, and trust me, they are going to love seeing their works of art under the tree when the time comes.
Day 13 – Write letter to Santa. My daughter is too young to write, but she loves telling me what she wants and I write it down for her.
Day 14 – Make gifts for teachers.
Day 15 – Christmas movie night. Have them put on some PJ’s and drink hot cocoa. It is probably going to be one of my daughters favorite moments of the whole month.
Day 16 – Go to Knotts Merry Farm. So you might not have this near you, but I am sure you have something big that you can do that is just as much fun to the little ones.
Day 17 – Sing Christmas Carols.
Day 18 – Make marshmallow Snow Men. Then eat these wonderful little snowmen.
Day 19 – Wrap Presents. Make sure to use that great paper that the kids made. Or you can use some of this holiday wrapping paper too.
Day 20 – Bake Fudge.
Day 21 – Make Popcorn garland. Oh and you can add cranberries for an extra special touch.
Day 22 – Decorate gingerbread house. The kits are easy to find at any store. However if you are quite the baker you can certainly make it from scratch.
Day 23 – Bake Christmas Cookies for Santa. Now this is my favorite, and I have a feeling your kids will love it too.
Day 24 – Open one Present after dinner. Another tradition here in our house.
Day 25 – Christmas dinner and open gifts with friends and family. Relax, and have yourself a very merry Christmas.