Christmas is such a special time of year. Spending time with your loved ones, all the pretty lights everywhere and getting to make precious memories with your little ones.
This year Christmas may be a little different because of the pandemic. All the things we look forward to every year have already been canceled.
Every year I take pride in making unforgettable memories with my kiddos. One year I actually made 12 gift boxes with a special gift inside each one, giving them details for a different Christmas activities.
It was a lot of work, but so worth it.
I would like to share our 12 days of Christmas fun so that maybe you and your kids can share in making some great Christmas memories.
1st Day- Grinch Night
On the first day of Christmas we watched the Grinch and made a grinch treat. Adding green food coloring to treats can turn them into a grinchy treat.
2nd Day- Polar Express Night
On the second day of Christmas we boarded the Polar Express. Every year I surprise my kids with Polar Express tickets and we load the car with Christmas snacks to go look at Christmas lights.
3rd Day- Snow ball fight
On the third day of Christmas we had a cotton ball snow ball fight!! It was a blast!
4th Day- Christmas Movie
On the fourth day of Christmas we snuggled up on the couch and watched a Christmas movie.
5th Day- Candy Cane Hunt
On the fifth day of Christmas I hid candy canes around the house and the kids had a blast finding all of them.
6th Day- Gingerbread Houses
On the sixth day of Christmas we made gingerbread houses!
7th Day- Snow Globes
On the seventh day of Christmas we made cute little snow globe ornaments for our tree. We made them from clear plastic balls, fake snow and miniature figurines.
8th Day- Frosty the Snowman
On the eighth day of Christmas we enjoyed a frosty treat (ice cream) and watched Frosty the Snowman.
9th Day – Christmas Picnic
On the ninth day of Christmas we made Christmas cookie cutter pizza and had a picnic by the Christmas tree.
10th day- Spreading Christmas Cheer
On the tenth day of Christmas we shared the Christmas spirit with others. We left cookies for the mail man, we visited a friend in the hospital and left a treat at our local redbox.
11th Day- Christmas Cookies
On the 11th day of Christmas we baked cookies for Santa, complete with flour all over the kitchen.
12th Day – Christmas Eve
On the 12th day of Christmas they got ready for bed with new pajamas and patiently waited for morning to arrive.
I hope you enjoyed these 12 days of Christmas memories and I hope these ideas make it into your family memories this year!