12 Days of Fun with the Family

January 03, 2019

Are you looking to start a few simple traditions with your family for the holiday season? At Right Steps Education, we know that families love to share valuable time together. With that in mind, we’ve come up with a quick guide to holiday events that you can share with the entire family. These kid friendly activities are sure to help you create wonderful memories for years to come. 

  1. Holiday light show

One of the best ways to create some holiday memories is piling your brood into the car and heading off to one of the local light shows. There are always residential home owners who go the extra mile when it comes to decorating. Put on some Christmas music and drive around to see the lights. Some local farms, such as Shady Brook Farm in Yardley, PA, host holiday light shows every year that always make the kids smile. 

  1. Wreath making

Who doesn’t love a festive wreath to help kick off the holiday season? Take your little ones outdoors for a short walk and collect some evergreen branches and pine cones. You can even trim off some greens from under your Christmas tree. Using a foam or wire ring, get decorating and see what you can create as a family. Adding ribbon, winter berries and holly also adds a beautiful touch.

  1. Movie watching

Spending a night under the covers with some hot chocolate and a good Christmas movie is another wonderful memory-maker. Let your little ones pick out a few on their own and add one or two of your own classic favorites, too. 

  1. Garland stringing

One of the best ways to create an inexpensive memory is by making popcorn garland. All you need is some needle and thread and, of course, popcorn. You can add fresh cranberries, too. There are a host of online tutorials to help you get started if you need a little help.

  1. Cookie baking

No Christmas holiday would be complete without some homemade cookies. The choices are endless. Gingerbread blossoms, Spritz and shortbread are only a few of the popular favorites. A great recipe for cut-out cookies can be shared for years and generations to come.

  1. Cookie swap

Another great way to create a Christmas memory is through a cookie swap. Simply invite a few friends over and share a couple dozen of their favorite homemade cookies.

  1. Gingerbread house party

Gather the kids and a few of their closest friends, then get building. A gingerbread house party can be a great way to make lasting holiday memories for everyone involved. You can either make the gingerbread houses in advance, or try your hand at putting them together the day of the event. You’ll need as much candy and icing as you can get your hands on, so be prepared.

  1. Ornament crafting

You can make your tree-decorating even more special with some homemade ornaments. Don’t forget to write the year on the back of your ornament so you remember when each one was made.

  1. Hot chocolate buffet

Who doesn’t love a steaming mug of hot chocolate on a cold December night? Create a holiday tradition with a hot cocoa buffet. Some ideas include whipped cream, marshmallows, crushed candy canes, shaved chocolate, chocolate chips and cinnamon dots. Let the kids customize their hot cocoa. It can be a fun and easy activity for Christmas Eve.

  1. Festival outing

There are a host of Christmas festivals in all locations, so get out your local newspaper or check Facebook for a list of fun, family-friendly events. Tree lightings, ugly sweater contest and holiday concerts are just a few of the popular favorites.

  1. Charity donating

Pick a favorite charity and let your kids learn the value in giving. There are always toy drives that your family can donate to. 

12.Volunteer day

Volunteering is a great way to show your Christmas spirit. Find a local organization that can use an extra set of hands and then offers up some of your time. Your family will make memories and you’ll also help those in need. That’s what Christmas is all about.

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