The big long Christmas activities list...(10 Posts)
There is a lovely Mumsnetter who posted a huge list if christmassy activities last year.
It was fantastic but no matter how hard I search I can't find it.
Does anyone remember it, or does anyone have any favorite christmas themed activities that they can share.
I'd love to try and do one a day in December.
I know it's not this one (I remember it), but it's a start
KatyMac posted this in 2012, but I think there is something more recent still…
Does this help for the "I have noted on MN last year to write an activity to do and put it in the drawer, and I think I'll do that for weekend days when I'm not working"
I do forfeits
What did the three wise men bring?
What do you think the Wise men would bring today?
Name three things you need to make Christmas pudding?
Sing jingle bells backwards?
Name three things that glitter?
Imitate a turkey?
Do 5 star jumps
Think of 3 words that rhyme with "Yule"?
Think up the next line of this poem:
At Christmas time the thing I like the best
Name 3 plants or trees associated with Christmas?
Name 3 animals or birds associated with Christmas?
Name 4 reindeer?
Sing a Christmas Song
Name 5 carols?
4 3-letter words from Christmas?
4 3-letter words from stocking?
Name a carol with someone's name in the title?
Name a song with Santa in the title?
What was given on the 9th day of Christmas?
In the 12 days of Christmas - how many birds altogether were given?
Name two animals in the traditional nativity scene?
Make a snowflake out of paper?
Tell the story of the first Christmas in less than a minute?
Name 5 Christmas foods?
Make something to hang on the Christmas tree?
Think of 3 names for father Christmas?
And these are some on MN previous years:
Decorate a tree outside with nuts and fat and toast for the birds, plus a star on top
"We're thinking of all the people in the world who won't have somewhere nice to sleep on Christmas day like Mary and Joseph"
read the Christmas Story
Go ice skating
put out some bird food / hedgehog food
Make salt dough decorations
Make a christingle
bake stained glass biscuits to decorate the tree with
Track Santa (for Christmas Eve)
Read a Christmas book (How the Grinch stole Christmas)
Make gingerbread house.
Collect pinecones, leaves and twigs to paint and turn into a centrepiece.
learn to sing a new carol and sing it to your parents
make paper snowflakes
learn the words to a Christmas song or poem and recite to Dad when he gets home
write a Christmas haiku
Make mum a cup of tea
Make a bookmark
Choose a charity to donate old toys to
Decorate Xmas cake.
Make Xmas cards or maybe crackers if you are feeling inventive.
Go to Carol service
Go to christingle service
Go to nativity
write letter to Santa
make mince pies
make christmas cards
collect christmas tree
decorate christmas tree
buy present for local children's xmas appeal
watch christmassy film
go shopping for christmas food
make christmas decorations
write christmas cards
Go for a walk with a torch
Visit Santa's Grotto
"Look under X and find the present" (another MNer suggested this on antoher thread)
make card for Nanna
make card for Daddy
Make some crackers?
Learn a new christmas song
Learn a christmas joke
paperchains are fab
Do a Christmas kindness each - just aim to do something for someone else that is just kind. Like buy the person behind you in the queue their coffee or help someone to carry their shopping or something else similar.
Make non-alcoholic mulled wine, lots of recipes online.
Go and look at the christmas lights on all the houses nearby.
go for a walk and pick holly
drink hot chocolate and watch a film (polar express)
walking around you local estate at night to view christmas lights..(if it applies, we have some very dedicated christmas enthusiasts around us)
make mince pies
ditto the reindeer food, dc's love it
make wreath or spray
make wrapping paper or xmas decorations
bake mince pies
fill a shoebox for a xmas shoebox appeal
learn about how another country celebrate xmas (depends how old your dc are)
Or take some biccies to the local retirement home/salvation army?
Make some reindeer food (porridge oats and glitter in a little jar).
go to church for a carol service?
put on Christmas Carols/Music and have a dance
make a Christmas present for dad
go out and collect holly and fir
Make a christmas card
stick cloves in oranges
make xmas decorations
cook some fudge/coconut ice for rellys
decorate xmas biscuits
Aghh yep, that's the one I think!
I just can't believe how creative some people are.
This will definitely keep us going through December.
Was going to type some up but think above post covers it!!
OP: would you consider asking MNHQ a to move this to "Christmas" so it doesn't go pfft and will be discoverable in the run up to Advent next year by people who've seen and remembered it and try to find it in Nov 2015.
Hi there - we're moving this over to our Christmas topic now
I do this every year with the DCs and their favourite is always camping around the Christmas tree. We drag the mattresses down to the front room and watch a Xmas film together and then all sleep together under the Xmas lights.
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