How to Have a Fun Time With Your Child on Christmas Eve

Do you have a young child? Do you want to have a fun time with her or him on Christmas Eve? Here's how!

Steps

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    Have a special breakfast ready for when they wake up. It doesn't have to be complicated, frozen waffles and hot chocolate is perfect, but make it something special they don't have every day.
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    Watch Christmas movies or television specials with them. Many stations have all day Christmas Eve marathons of specials and movies, or you can use a movie rental service or the public library to get their favorites.
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    Do a Christmas craft project with them. Cinnamon Ornaments, paper snowflakes, and paper chains are all fairly easy projects.
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    Print Christmas coloring pages out or give them a Christmas themed coloring book. Set them up with crayons, pencils, markers, or some other kind of coloring medium and let them have fun! This is a good time to do any preparations you still need to do before Christmas Day.
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    Eat lunch together. What you eat is entirely up to you, but do try to make it something you both enjoy.
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    Make hot chocolate, tea, or something else warm to drink when you get back. Settle down and watch some more Christmas movies or specials.
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    Read Christmas books to them.
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    Bake cookies for Santa! Even if they're very young they can still help you measure and mix the ingredients. If you make sugar cookies, they can help you decorate them once they're baked and cooled.
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    In the evening, arrange some of the cookies on a plate and pour a glass of cold milk. Put both near the Christmas tree. Don't forget the reindeer! Carrots or Reindeer Food are good choices!
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    Read "Twas the Night Before Christmas" by Clement C. Moore aloud.
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    Put your child to bed.

Tips

  • Some excellent choices for Christmas books for young kids are Mr. Willowby's Christmas Tree by Robert E. Barry, The Family Read-Aloud Christmas Treasury by Alice Low and Marc Tolon Brown, and Chicken Soup for the Soul Christmas Treasury for Kids.
  • Plan a nice dinner or if you all ready going to do that have them help by setting the table helping out with part of the meal like dessert and have them be in charge of the decorations.

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Categories: Christmas for Kids