Most people love Christmas time but this is especially true for children. There are so many fun things you can do to add some extra festive sparkle for the kids over the Christmas period and we’d say it definitely reignites the Christmas magic for us!
We’ve come up with a few ideas that you can try this year – some solely with the kids in mind and some that the whole family will enjoy!
If your little ones are desperate to leave a treat out for Santa and Rudolph every year, why not make them their very own treat plate? You could make your own disposable ones using paper plates, pens and glitter or you can purchase your own personalised plates!
For some extra magic - mix some edible glitter with oats and sprinkle outside the front door or down the garden path. In the morning you can explain that this special reindeer dust is what Santa uses to make his reindeers fly!
Christmas Eve Boxes
Hanging stockings by the fireplace or tree is a common Christmas traditional! Christmas Eve boxes are an exciting little treat for your little (and big) ones! Simply place some Christmas themed treats or activities in the box; it’s a great way to keep them occupied and distracts them from the other presents!
They can be filled with anything from personalised treats to Christmas pyjamas or a new Christmas film!
Purchase your very own personalised Christmas Eve boxes here.
If your little family needs convincing that it was actually Santa who dropped the presents off, it’s a great idea to leave some footprints by the front door or Christmas tree! All you need is a Santa-sized boot and some fake snow (talcum powder will suffice if you forget to pick some up!)
Just sprinkle generously around the outline of the shoe to create the perfect copy of Santa’s footprints.
Baking is always a fun way to get you and your little ones in the Christmas spirit. There are lots of delicious, child-friendly recipes you can have a go at.
Gingerbread cookies or homemade mince pies are a family favourite and to save some time, you could always purchase some readymade and just have fun decorating them!
Give Something Back This Christmas
For those who are less fortunate, Christmas time can be a daunting and lonely experience. With a quick search on Google, you can locate some local charities and food banks that are always looking for unused perishables, toys and clothes. Not only does it make room for any new toys, it’s a fun and rewarding activity that teaches children about appreciation.
With your children, fill a sack with all their unwanted or unused toys and clothes and simply drop it off at your local charity shop or children’s ward.
For older children, homeless shelters are often looking for volunteers to lend a hand around Christmas time so encourage them to get in touch and make someone else’s Christmas!
So there you have, our guide to making your families Christmas the most magical yet! We hope you have an amazing Christmas and wish you the very best for 2018!