Ali's Adventures

December 7, 2011

Starting our 25 Days of Christmas

Filed under: Adventure,Kids,Plans — by Alison @ 11:34 pm

I’ve joined in with Andrea and her 25 Days of Christmas. 

I did some brainstorming with E for things she wanted to do before Christmas, and asked if her birthday activities should count or if they’re separate. She decided that birthday activities were distinct, which meant I had to come up with 3 other activities.

Here are our activities:

– Watch a Christmas movie or show

– Have a special cup of hot chocolate

– Write letters to Santa

– See the Nutcracker Ballet (December 3rd)

– Have a glass of eggnog x 2

– Make snowflakes

– Listen to Christmas music

– Put up the snowman

– Buy candy for the gingerbread house

– Decorate the gingerbread house

– Decorate cookies

– Buy the Christmas tree (December 10th)

– Make up a dance to Christmas music

– Bring out the Christmas dishes

– Buy a toy for Toy Mountain

– Have a candy cane for dessert

– Get our picture taken with Santa

– Read a Christmas story at bedtime x 2

– Make a snowman (or set up Inflatable Penguin on lawn)

– Go to school Christmas concert (December 23rd)

– See the lights on Taffy Lane (December 24th)

– Celebrate with family (December 25th)

We’re short one activity, as we were supposed to have an early Christmas with my brother’s family but there was a mix-up over their travel dates.

Only a few of our activities have specific dates, and we need to buy the candy before we can decorate the gingerbread house, so I labelled those cards as well. I made a Christmas tree out of bristol board and my sister made the tin foil star. Then I wrote out our activities on cue cards, covered them with wrapping paper and stuck them on the tree. The whole thing is on the kitchen wall. The kids take turns choosing an activity. I’m not sure H really knows what we’re doing, but he likes pulling them off the tree.

So far, we’ve written our letters to Santa, seen the Nutcracker, watched Wee Sing Christmas (this is E’s favourite movie), made snowflakes, put up the snowman, had a special cup of hot chocolate, and danced to Christmas music. I look forward to seeing what tomorrow brings.

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