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As Christmas Day approaches, we are all excited about seeing our families, giving gifts for kids, and toasting to a happy and healthy new year. Now that the search for Christmas presents for kids is over, it’s time to enjoy your time together. Not sure what to plan for this special day? Here are some fun activities for you and your family on Christmas.
On Christmas Day, there are many themed-games to choose from. You could create your own themed scavenger hunt. Setting teams could make it even more entertaining. Play Christmas themed trivia with questions that engage the youngest to the eldest contestant. Start a card game like Apples to Apples that never fails to produce howling laughs around the table. In a matter of minutes, the little ones will be gathering around wondering how they can join.
Sweet in the Making
This could get interesting…Create something as a family. Make a gingerbread house, for instance. It won’t take long and it will leave you with a sweet treat to share. Grandma might want to share her eggnog recipe and everyone can be given a role into making the best eggnog possible. Put a nice bow on it and hand the perfect Christmas present to the queen of the family. Or, take the easy route and make smores at the fireplace. You can never go wrong with this one.
Caroling, Caroling, Caroling
Have a favorite Christmas song? Chances are you’re not the only one. Play the song, turn up the volume, and folks will be singing along. You may not even need the music–Take the “12 Days of Christmas” and give each day to one or more people. Just be careful; there will be some competition over 5 Golden Rings! You may want to treat this one as a meaningful Christmas gift for someone special.
We already know that having gifts at a Christmas party is a given. Of course, Christmas gifts for kids should be left alone, but what if you want to spice things up for the adults? Instead of the traditional way of handing out and opening gifts, try totally surprising the person on the receiving end by having a Secret Santa. Maybe you could try white elephant which will streamline gift ideas and allow you to see who the real comedians of the family are.
Wrapping it all up
Opening all of the presents under the tree can get a little too crazy with all of the wrapping paper flying around. Cleaning up is a chore to say the least. Getting more people involved not only makes things easier for you, but your family will have fun doing this together. You can act like Santa Claus filling the bag of toys while the kids act as the elves preparing the gifts from Santa.
The true meaning of Christmas Day is to spend time creating new memories with your family. You can start by opening up the photo album and reminiscing. Kids are always amazed when they find out the adults were once kids too. Take a moment to get a family picture this year so that you can add another moment into your book of everlasting memories.