We are always looking for fun Christmas family activities.

Theses days, our three kiddos (two 13 year old boys and a 9 year old girl) would much rather have screen time rather than facetime.

So what’s a momma to do in order to make the season special (and entice the kids away from their electronics?!

A few years ago, I started doing advent calendar activities with the kids.

I saw it as a way to have genuine interaction with the kids, while helping make the season special for all of us.

Fast forward a few years and the activities have changed somewhat, but the joy they spark hasn’t.


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Fun Christmas Family Activities

Here is a list of some of the things we have on our list for 2018:

  • Trim the tree and decorate the house
  • Write a Letter to Santa (my kids might be getting a little too old for this!)
  • Make a Christmas Card and Give to Nursing Home Residents
  • Read a Christmas Book Together (this year we did Christmas MadLibs!)
  • Get in PJs and Drive Around Looking at Christmas Lights
  • Go Through Toys and Donate to Charity
  • Make Christmas Garland
  • Build a Hot Chocolate Bar (complete with whip cream and candy cane spoons!)
  • Christmas Movie Night with Popcorn
  • Make a List of Things You are Thankful For
  • Create a Special Ornament
  • Make a Gift For Your Teacher
  • Cook Breakfast for Dinner
  • Make Snow
  • Bake Holiday Goodies
  • Call Family Members and Sing a Christmas Carol for Them
  • Visit the Christmas Train Show
  • Family Board Game Night
  • Make S’Mores Around the Fire Pit
  • Decorate Gingerbread Men
  • Make Reindeer Food
  • Buy a Gift for your Siblings
  • Make a Christmas Craft
  • Decorate Your Door for Christmas
  • Visit a Live Nativity Scene
  • Enjoy a Special Treat
  • Have a Christmas Music Dance Party (everyone gets to pick their favorite holiday song)
  • Go Caroling in the Neighborhood
  • Wrap Christmas Presents
  • Get matching Christmas pajamas (we always save this one for Christmas Eve)



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