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The big long Christmas activities list...

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aturtlenamedmack Sun 23-Nov-14 10:18:46

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.

everydayaschoolday Sun 23-Nov-14 10:31:09

I know it's not this one (I remember it), but it's a start smile

everydayaschoolday Sun 23-Nov-14 10:34:19

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.

Tidy bedroom

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

wrap presents

decorate christmas tree

buy present for local children's xmas appeal

watch christmassy film

make fudge

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.

Email Santa

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)

christmas play/panto

make mince pies

fly kites

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)

visit santa

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

aturtlenamedmack Sun 23-Nov-14 10:48:44

Aghh yep, that's the one I think!
Thank you.
I just can't believe how creative some people are.
This will definitely keep us going through December.

everydayaschoolday Sun 23-Nov-14 10:53:29


JOJANE Sun 23-Nov-14 10:56:36

Was going to type some up but think above post covers it!!

AuntieStella Sun 23-Nov-14 11:10:00

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.

aturtlenamedmack Sun 23-Nov-14 11:16:46

Ohh yes AuntieStella will do!

DawnMumsnet (MNHQ) Sun 23-Nov-14 11:24:22

Hi there - we're moving this over to our Christmas topic now fsmile

LucasNorthsTwiglets Sun 23-Nov-14 16:10:42

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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