I’ve always wanted to do a special “25 days of Christmas” for my kids, but have never gotten around to doing it. Have you done this before?
I think about it around the beginning or middle of November and it seems like a great idea, but then December 1st gets here and I have nothing planned, so I scrap the whole idea. What can I say? Being the mom of small children can be exhausting!
However, now that my children are approaching 3 and 6, it’s looking much more manageable! My plan is to use a small toy mail box I bought earlier this year and each morning have a special note inside with our daily activity printed on it. That seems simple enough, right? We’ll see how it goes!
Things may look a little different this year due to COVID, but I’m determined to still enjoy the holidays with my little ones. Most of these ideas are completely feasible to do at home, while safely social distancing. If your family is comfortable venturing out, there are some ideas on here for you too!
Here are a few ideas I’ve thought about trying this year.
25 Days of Christmas Ideas
- Make cookies
- Drive around to see Christmas lights
- Make salt dough ornaments
- Breakfast with Jesus
- See the train display at Easton
- Buy toys for a local charity
- Breakfast with Santa
- Deliver food to a local food pantry
- Holiday movie night
- Make a Christmas countdown garland
- Have a red + green themed dinner
- Maker paper snowmen or snowflakes
- Mail letters to Santa
- Take a meal to a neighbor
- Make reindeer food
- Get photos taken with Santa
- See the Nutcracker or other holiday performance (Might have to be a virtual performance this year.)
- Visit the lights display at Franklin Park
- Leave snacks out for the delivery men
- Cut down your Christmas tree
- Wrap presents
- Have a hot cocoa snack time
- Take a Santa train ride
- Make a fun art project
- Mail Christmas cards
- Take holiday treats to your local police/fire station
- Visit a local nativity scene
- Read holiday books together as a family
- Go sledding (pending snow, of course)
Looking for more ideas? Check our Ultimate Holiday Guide In and Around Columbus.