We love to start the partying earlier in the day and then get everyone to bed at a reasonable time so that we can start off the New Year with happy well-rested kids. These activities are some favorites that we have tried in the past. Please share additional ideas that have worked for you or any variations on these ideas that you have tried! Inside each bag we put a little treat and a slip of paper with a quick activity on it.
Deck the halls with boughs of holly. String a popcorn garland for the tree. Make origami ornaments for the tree. Decorate a wreath together. Hang some mistletoe and give out kisses. Make a paper garland to hang on the tree, over a door, or in the kids bedroom. Decorate the windows with spray snow.
Cut or pick a Christmas tree. Hop in the car in your jammies and drive around to look at the Christmas lights. Visit Santa for photos.
Go to a tree-lighting ceremony. Attend a Christmas concert. Check out books from the library about how people celebrate Christmas in other nations. Attend a holiday craft bazaar with grandma. Write or color on Christmas cards. Decorate a Christmas card for your teacher, Sunday School teacher, or favorite babysitter.
Make a handmade Christmas ornament for someone else in the family. Color a Christmas picture or make a Christmas craft. Write letters to Santa. Make and mail a Christmas card to a family member or friend who lives in another state or country.
Make a silly Christmas video to email to friends or post on facebook on Christmas day. Make or draw inside thank you cards that are ready to be filled out after Christmas.
Make homemade play dough in red and green. Make play dough snowmen. Make a video of each family member singing their favorite Christmas song. Make glitter snow globes out of baby food jars. Secure the lids with a hot glue gun! Paint pinecones to make a centerpiece for the table or to display in a clear vase or string on a bunting.
Make a bouquet of poinsettias out of felt or construction paper and pipe cleaners. Have a living room dance party to a fun Christmas album.These writing ideas will also get your kids thinking about what they hope to accomplish during the next year, what they would like to learn or experience, and what other events they are excited about.
With questions about the feeling of Christmas morning and early Christmas memories, there are plenty of opportunities for reflection. Students will also consider important topics like the benefits of giving and receiving, family traditions, and the reasons for celebrating the holiday.
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Can you believe we’re just days from November?? I swear time just speeds up. Although at the moment I’m really antsy! Yes, in part because I want to get past the hopped-up on Halloween feeling in my classroom, but I’m also excited to switch out my writing station.