Tuesday, November 2, 2010

DREAM TEAM Holiday Open House Day 2: Family Christmas Activity Ideas

One thing that I love doing with my family during the month of December is a one special activity each day. This not only serves as a "countdown to Christmas" but also ensures that as a family, we are spending quality time together each day. Here are some activity ideas for the entire family to enjoy. These are in no particular order, and some are dependent on where you live geographically (if you have no snow, some activities may not work for you)

1. Go sledding together

2. Watch a favorite Christmas movie (in fact take turns once a week, watching the favorite movie of each person in the family)

3. Bake cookies

4. Head outdoors and build a snowman

5. Decorate the Christmas Tree

6. Put together a box of non-perishable food items and deliver it as a family to your local food bank

7. Have a Holiday Sing Along

8. Build a Gingerbread House together

9. Take a Ride to look at Christmas lights as a family (or even a walk around your neighborhood)

10. Take cookies to your local senior's center

11. Learn to say "Merry Christmas" in Five different languages

12. Read a Christmas Story

13. Write letters to Santa

14. Build a snow fort

15. Do a Christmas craft like a paper chain or snowflakes with glitter

16. Dress "fancy" at dinner time one evening

17. Have a Breakfast supper (pancakes, eggs, bacon, etc)

18. Have a cup of Hot Chocolate

19. Host a Christmas get-together with friends in your home

20. Make a list of 10 things you are thankful for and hang it where you can see it daily

21. Play board games in front of the Christmas Tree

22. Go ice skating as a family

23. Visit Santa at the mall

24. Donate gifts to a needy family

25. Go to a Christmas Eve service together

26. Make a popcorn string

27. Host a cookie exchange

28. Share your favorite holiday memories with your kids

29. Donate mittens and other winter items to a shelter

30. Make homemade soup as a family and enjoy!

There are obviously more ideas here than the 24 days before Christmas, and there are so many more ideas out there. But this is just a quick list. Come up with what works for your family! Have a wonderful holiday season everyone!

How in order to enter, you need to grab the above Holiday Open House button and place it on your blog. You also have to do a blog post listing a Holiday Entertaining Tip. Then you can link up on the Mr. Linky below. How easy is that! You can enter each day of the Holiday Open House as well, giving yourself 10 chances to win!!! So come join in the fun and link up today!

As an extra bonus, you can win a 125x125 add to be posted here on A Mom After God's Own Heart. The ad will be placed for one month's time! All you have to do is comment below, telling me your favorite Christmas tradition. Easy peasy!

*All links must link directly to a winter/holiday entertaining post. Links to main pages will be deleted. All linked posts must include our giveaway button. Any posts without our button in them will be deleted. Winner will be chosen using random.org. from all eligible (remaining) links and announced on www.parkerpronline.com on Nov. 11, 2010 and winner will also be contacted via comment on winning post. Winner will then have 72 hours to submit their contact information to blogmaniapr@gmail.com in order to claim the prize package. If not claimed, a new winner will be selected from remaining eligible links.

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