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Christmas activities are perfect for those that wonder if Santa, shopping for gifts and wrapping them isn’t enough.
Christmas might not be the same action packed, chore and task oriented holiday for your children as it is for you. Think back to the days when your relationship with the jolly old elf existed of asking for a gift then waiting for its arrival. What did you do once your request was made? You waited, and waited.
Ahhh…the magical times of youth filled to the brim with luxuries like time to do nothing but wait. If you remember that waiting well, you will know that your children’s time spent waiting is anything but fun. On the flip side all the things which occupy your time leaving you with no time to wait oft times are likewise… no fun!
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Ring in Change
This holiday, have some fun. Early in December sit down with the family and schedule some time for family fun, outings, activities…it doesn’t matter what you call them! Just do something to break up all that hectic rushing, and agonizing waiting.
What to Do
One of the best things is that at Christmas activities seem to just fall into place. There is so much to do, and many are low or no cost.
A walk around the block to see all the lights and seasonal decorations is never more exciting than during this season of the year. Take the time just to be together as a family. If your neighborhood lights are rather few and far between, then you could adopt another for the evening. Many cities have outdoor holiday light displays in parks. These are wonderful for adults and children alike.
Mmmmm…Breakfast for Dinner
A family tradition which began as the act of a desperate mother pinched for time: breakfast for dinner. This kills two birds with one stone, family fun and the simplification of meal time.
A fun craft that doubles as dessert is a rice crispy wreath. This is easy as snap, crackle, pop. All you need to do is make a batch of rice crispies, you could use the traditional rice cereal or substitute a frosted or corn flake cereal of choice. Add green food coloring when blending the marshmallows and cereal.
When cool enough to handle dig in and shape into wreath shapes. With wreaths in shape, now you can decorate. Use red hots for berries, icing to look like frost or snow, ribbons or bows, and many other candies you wish.
At Christmas time there is a myriad of cultural events that spring up seemingly over night. Take the family, and have a night on the town. A few suggestions to look for include: performances of Handel’s Messiah, or special displays of holiday art at galleries of museums.
Choral concerts are prolific this time of the year. Fancy, awe inspiring choral performances held at professional theaters will be remembered for years to come. But others can sing, and their voices are no less enjoyable just because the cost of admission might not be as steep. Look at what your local churches or schools have to offer.
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