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November 29th, 2013 at 5:00 am

25 Fun Holiday Traditions for Kids

Image-1-1Traditions are a great way for young children to create memories of holidays. During this time of year traditions come easy. Check out some of my favorite traditions to make the holidays more fun!

  1. Decorate your house the same time every year.
  2. Get matching pajamas for the kids or even the whole family to wear.
  3. Read a book each night before Christmas.
  4. Watch Christmas movies and shows.
  5. Go on a holiday light tour complete with candy canes and hot chocolate. You could even wear your pajamas on the ride.
  6. Have a cookie exchange or cookie baking party.
  7. Make a gingerbread house.
  8. Purchase gifts for a family in need or give toys to a local organization.
  9. Create a way to count down the days.
  10. Read The Night Before Christmas.
  11. Record local holiday events on your calendar to visit.
  12. Visit Santa and get your photo taken.
  13. Collect cans for a local good drive.
  14. Deliver baked goods to neighbors and local organization like the fire and police department to thank them.
  15. See a local christmas show every year – a madrigal dinner, a holiday concert, or a local production of “The Nutcracker” or “A Christmas Carol.”
  16. Cut down your own Christmas Tree.
  17. Create a holiday music playlist.
  18. Purchase a yearly holiday ornament for each child.
  19. Write a letter to Santa.
  20. Send out Christmas cards along with a holiday letter.
  21. Complete some Random Acts of Kindness or volunteer your time for an organization.
  22. Track Santa’s progress on Christmas Eve on NORAD.
  23. Participate in a winter activity of sledding, ice skating or even a good old snowball fight!
  24. Sleep in fromt of your Christmas Tree one night. Leave the tree lights on, snack on holiday treats and play holiday music or watch a holiday movie.
  25. Leave Santa milk and cookies.

Children look forward to these traditional activities that make lasting family memories. What would you add to this list?

Kim Ross also writes at  A Little Bit of This and That ~ The Adventures of a Stay at Home Mom.

 

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