Sunday, December 7, 2014

25 Days of Christmas - Activities for Kids (Days 1-7)

Time to recap the 25 Days of Christmas activities we've done so far! I've been under the weather lately, so doing some less labor-intensive activities were a necessity for this tired mom. And I was supposed to post this on Friday, but again, sick. So... enjoy! :)

Day 1: Decorate the Christmas tree!

This was my favorite activity so far. The boys were so excited to help decorate the tree. Every evening, they can't wait to turn it on and watch the lights while we're eating dinner. Love it!

Day 2: Building gingerbread houses!

Not my favorite, but the boys had a ton of fun! Thankfully, my hubby was home to assist with his gingerbread architectural abilities. I bought the kit at Wal-Mart, but if you are the type to make it from scratch, knock yourself out, Martha! :)

Day 3: Foam activity kits - Gingerbread House and 3-D Santa

I got these kits from Target in the dollar section. Dom wanted to make (another) gingerbread house and Will wanted to make the 3-D Santa. And I aim to please, of course. The kits were cute, but my only complaint is that the Santa one was much harder to put together and the tiny pieces were not ideal for Will's little hands. But fun was had by all.

Day 4: Christmas movies

I haven't been feeling well lately (did I mention that already? ha!) and so I desperately needed a low-key activity. Thankfully, I recorded some movies from the ABC Family 25 Days of Christmas series. So the boys happily watched The Polar Express and A Christmas Carol while I tried my best to resemble a human being. And no, I don't care that Will is standing up or that my living room is a disaster area. #sickmomproblems

Day 5: Decorate Ornaments

More foam kits from Target for the rescue. One is a pack of foam ornaments and the other is a big box of foam stickers. Boom, done. I bought some Christmas-y colored yarn at Walmart and these beauties are now hanging on the tree.

Day 6: Live Nativity Scene

We took the boys to an indoor live Nativity scene with my dad, step-mom, and mother-in-law. I didn't take any pictures, so this one will have to suffice - just use your imagination!


Day 7: Reading Christmas-themed stories

There you have it. A recap of Days 1 through 7. Stay tuned for next week. No bah humbugs allowed. :)

P.S. The prompt for Write or Die Wednesdays has been posted. Check it out here.


  1. I love all of these ideas, especially going to a live nativity! That sounds so cool.

  2. These look like SO much fun! My brother's family always does a gingerbread house each year. Looks like your boys really enjoyed all the activities!! Yay for Christmas fun :)

  3. I love these ideas, I think they work perfectly well with young learners. I am actually thinking of using some of them while teaching my own kids. I will let you know how it works with them. Thanks for sharing.

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