Any cookie or dessert recipe is great but sugar cookies with cookie cutters make it a little more special for the holidays.
3. Making Christmas Ornaments
The most beautiful DIY I've found is the one made by One Little Project. Go outside with your kids to find pinecones, a great excuse to get outside in the winter. Place them on a tray with some mini pompons, a bottle of non-toxic glue, and some pre-cut ribbon or string. You can show them how to glue the pompoms initially but then step back and let them explore how to do it on their own.
4. Making a Christmas Card
Chose a few different craft materials and place it on a tray with a sheet of paper. You don't want to overwhelm your child with too many choices and the younger the child, the less options you want to offer. You can put crayons, glue, scissors, stickers, pom poms, picture of him/her, cotton, felt, etc. Click here to see our collection of art materials for children.
5. Practice Acts of Kindness
Christmas is not about presents, but about kindness, caring, and sharing. It is the best time to have them think about what the holidays really mean and what they can do to help others. Is it making some room in the playroom by giving away some gently used toys? Bringing cookies to friends? Helping the neighbours shovel their driveway?
Any other idea you'd like to share?
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