24 Days of Christmas

Yay it’s that time again! Last year we did this for the first time and it was very successful. Even though Dieter was only two I think he still grasped some of the activities and he even remembers visiting Santa! So without further ado here is our list for Christmas this year with links to some of the activities (in no particular order). I hope you enjoy making the season special and are reminded why we celebrate. Taking time each day to savor Christmas is also a great way to pass down traditions to the littlest ones in your family.

24 Days of Christmas
1. Thread pompoms to make fake snow
2. Bags of kisses for neighbors…Merry Kissmas!
3. Go to the movie theater (it will be Dieter’s first time).
4. Ice skating
5. Swimming at Shoreview Community Center
6. Watch Charlie Brown Christmas next to the tree, this was a highlight from last year.
7. Read If You Gave a Mouse a Cookie and bake a batch of cookies.
8. Sledding at Knox Hill.
9. Make a food shelf donation at the local middle school.
10. Visit a nursing home.
11. Read the book Night Tree and make a garland for the birds.
12. Make salt-dough hand ornaments.
13. Holiday celebration at the Anoka County Fairground.
14. Morning in Bethlehem at Constance Free Church on December 7th.
15. Make Christmas card for a soldier, make sure you do this by December 6th!
16. Leave a gift for the mailman. Last year he even gave us a thank you note written on one of our pieces of mail!
17. Decorate the Christmas tree.
18. Watch The SnowmanThis has been a tradition since I was little.
19. Go to our church Christmas concert.
20. Make an ice wreath.
21. Make red and green play dough for friends…scented with peppermint of course!
22. Open one present early.
23. Make “Winter Tea” and read a Christmas story while you sip it.
And because I learned to have back-ups last year here are a few extra:
25. Buy a new Christmas outfit.
26. Build a snowman.
27. Make cards for family members.
Make sure to take lots of pictures! Here’s some from last year…

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