25 Family Activities for Christmas

Here are a few examples of my 25 list. To view more be sure to click on 25 Family Activities for Christmas at the top of the page. I am adding more everyday!

1. Snowman Family

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I am going to try really hard to have 25 different family themed activities before Christmas.  I believe that we need to focus on what is truly important during the holidays. Okay, I feel that way all year, but I think so many people lose sight of what is special in our lives. We become consumed with buying things, wanting things, and stressing when we cannot afford those thing. Take a breath and recharge. I know my son Josh is grown he will remember the days we spent playing together as a family before he will remember that toy he had to have.

I hope you have as much fun over the next 25 day as my family will.

Our 1st activity was painting our snowman family.

Supplies:

1 can of Spray snow  (We used the entire can for 3 snow people)

Washable Finger paint.

You can use your imagination for the rest. We painted the snow people first. We let them dry and added the fingerpaint touches.

This is a great way to decorate for the neighbors to see and have the kids feel like they had a hand in the design.

2. Make Your Own Snow

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This was a fun sensory activity.

All you need:

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1 shaving cream

1 bowl to mix the ingredients

!!!!Warning!!!!

This is messy, but so worth it.

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You can mold this, smoosh it, and make it snow.  It cost me two dollars to make this and gave us hours of fun.

3. Decorate a Planter

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This was another fun and easy activity.

I already had the planter and soil. If you don’t have those two items you will need them. I bought all the decorations at the Dollar Store. I purchased the poinsettia at Wal-Mart for $3.88

I simply wrapped a ribbon around the pot and attached a star. I planted the poinsettia and added Christmas balls for color. I bought these squiggly twigs and placed them in the soil. Voila! This doesn’t have to be a messy project. However, my beautiful son wanted to play in the dirt.

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