20 Christmas Traditions for Kids: Ways to Make it More Meaningful
With 5 kids at our house, we get plenty busy with the hustle and bustle of Christmas as well as the usual homework, piano lessons and scouts. I’ve been trying to think about how we can make this time of year special for the kids but still have a lot of fun in the process. I’ve rounded up some great ways to make Christmas more meaningful! Enjoy!
1. Advent Blessing Jar. Such a creative way to count your blessings!
2. Send your kids on a scavenger hunt to find the hidden manger pieces!
3. Talk about the gifts you can give to Christ and wrap them in a present under the tree.
4. Teach the kids to do random acts of kindness by handing out candy canes to someone who might need a smile.
5. Have you tried the 12 days of Christmas yet with your family? We did this last year and the kids are still talking about it!
6. Go on a christmas light scavenger hunt!
7. Have a polar express night complete with hot chocolate and marshmallows of course!
8. Reindeer Food is always a fun touch for Christmas Eve fun!
9. Make Christmas morning delicious with these fun rudolph pancakes!
10. I’m loving these Kindness Elves and all the service that they inspire!
11. Give the gift of self-esteem with these customized books each Christmas Eve! Love this idea!
12. “Hit” a neighbor with a surprise box of donuts!
13. Grow a candy cane. Oh how fun this would be!
14. Gift wrap the doorway so there can’t be any kids sneaking out early!
15. Have a gingerbread house making party!
16. Have a Christmas decorating station!
17. With some lime sherbet and sprite you can make some grinch floats and talking about how NOT to be a grinch!
18. What can we give to the King? Help the kids think about what sacrifices they can make this year!
19. Put together goodie bags and deliver to those who normally don’t get thanked for their job!
20. Follow the traditions in Germany and celebrate St. Nicholas Day at the beginning of December. Get your month started out right!