As the Holidays approach, excitement escalates. Music, lights and decorations abound, building everyone’s enthusiasm. There is a lot to do and a lot to be done. Children of all ages will feel more a part of the holiday preparation if they are involved.
A daily countdown is fun when each day carries with it a special project. This can be shown with an Advent Calendar or a Santa, (as pictured) with a coat of pockets to hold the notes containing the activity for that particular day. Begin on December 1st with a special activity and continue each day until December 25. These activities should be age appropriate and ideally something that can be accomplished in one day. Getting behind with the project can be frustrating, so keep the activities simple and doable. For example, if you have a very busy day, make the activity for that day something the child can do without a lot of your supervision.
The following suggested activities may help you select projects which will be fun for you and your children. Some of the activities will require you to plan ahead to have supplies on hand.
The activities may be elaborate or simple, but they will be exciting to your children. The most important thing is spending quality time together. Let a few of your perfections be sidelined while you “Make Memories” with you children.
Happy Holidays to you and yours!