Activities Festive Fun

24 Things to do in December

Written by Lottie

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Why not ditch the chocolate Advent Calendar and enjoy count down to Christmas differently this year? Here are 24 things to do this December as Christmas approaches! Let the countdown begin! Xx

sunbullet 1) Make Rustic Christmas Ribbon and Twig Tree Decoration

Bring the outside indoors by making some cute Christmas tree decoration. Not only are they easy to make and get your little Christmas artists crafting, but they’ll add a personal touch of rustic and natural festive colour to the house! Read here.

sunbullet 2) Use Food Cutters to Make Star and Tree Shaped Sandwiches

Want to make packed lunches that are (almost!) too good to eat? Get your little ones making their own star and tree shaped sandwiches by using food cutters. Knowing that they’ve helped out is sure to get the eating even the crusts!

sunbullet 3) Roast Marshmallows Over a Flame – A Candle Will Do!

Want to get that campfire feeling… but whilst inside in the toasty warm? Grab a blanket or two, some marshmallows to toast over a candle flame and snuggle up on the sofa to enjoy some festive family time!

sunbullet 4) Visit a Christmas Market

There’s nothing quite like wrapping up warm for a Christmas market to get you in the festive spirit, where you can sip warming hot chocolate (or mulled wine for the adults!) as you take in the wonderful decorations and shop for unique gifts. Looking for a market near you? Here’s a list we’ve compiled of some lovely ones taking place this Christmas!

sunbullet 5) Make a Paper Snowflake

Looking for a simple, yet cute, way to create Christmas decorations? Have a go at making paper snowflakes, which you can adorn the house with to create your own winter wonderland!

sunbullet 6) Create a Paper Chain using Old Newspaper

What says party better than a classic paper chain? Recycle old newspapers to create some quirky decor for the house!

sunbullet 7) Read Christmas Stories – we love the ‘Jolly Christmas Postman!

Not only is reading Christmas stories perfect for getting us in the mood for the festive season, but it’s also a lovely way to spend time with your little elves and angels and to help them with their reading.

sunbullet 8) Visit an Ice Rink!

Slip on your skates, wrap up and warm and hit the ice for some festive family fun! I’ve created a list of some fab rinks across the UK, so you’re sure to find one near you to enjoy this much loved Christmas activity! Read here.

sunbullet 9) Drink Hot Chocolate with a Flake Outside

Was there ever a better time to make an indulgent hot chocolate than over the festive period? Make your hot chocolates (not forgetting the flake!) and head outside wrapped in your comfiest layers, gloves and scarves. Better yet, why not pop some into a flask and head to the forest for one of this super Stick Man Trails! Read here.

sunbullet 10) See Some Christmas Lights

You know Christmas is well and truly on its way when the street is adorned with beautiful twinkling lights! If you’re looking for places that really know how to put on a spectacular display, here’s a handy list of some of the best places around the UK! Read here.

sunbullet 11) Watch a Christmas Film and Eat Yummy Popcorn

Who needs an excuse to eat popcorn? But if you’re looking for one, why not put on some Christmas films to kick start the festive feeling? (All the better if its a Disney classic too!) Why not try something a little different too with our easy to make (but delightfully different) popcorn recipes? Read our blog post all about it here!

sunbullet 12) Write a Letter to Santa

Not only is this lovely activity a great way to get you and your little angels in the festive spirit, but it’ll help with their writing skills too!

sunbullet 13) Sing Christmas Carols as a Family

Spread the Christmas cheer this year by singing some traditional carols to your neighbours, family and friends! You may just make someone’s day!

 sunbullet 14) Visit Santa

A visit to Santa is a must over the festive season! You could even get your little helpers to bring along their lovely handwritten letters to one of these amazing events that we’ve listed in our Unexpected Places to Spot Santa blog post! Read here.

sunbullet 15) Make a Homemade Christmas Card

Instead of sending pre-packaged cards this year, get your little ones making their very own Christmas cards! If you’re looking for inspiration, let them have a go at this super simple, yet cute, twinkling lights card in our Make Your Own Twinkling Lights Christmas Card post! Read here.

sunbullet 16) Play a Board Game as a Family

Switch off the TV, turn off the games consoles and put down the iPad to unleash your competitive streak with a traditional board game!

sunbullet 17) Go for a Walk and Collect Christmas Holly

Venture into the great outdoors for a breath of crisp fresh air and to hunt down some Christmas holly to add to your tree! Why not see how much festive related wildlife you can spot, from robins, pine trees and more!

sunbullet 18) Add Glitter to Bubble Mix to Create ‘Christmas Glitter Bubbles!’

Add a touch of sparkle to the joyfully simple activity of blowing bubbles by mixing fine glitter with the bubble solution! When the bubbles burst, you’ll be left with dainty sprinkles of glitter. Go for traditional Christmas colours, such as red, green and gold, and it’ll be just like having Christmas fairies leaving behind a festive trail!

sunbullet 19) Make Personalised Wrapping Paper Using Potato Prints

Looking for easy ways to personalise your wrapping paper without breaking the bank? Look no further than a vegetable you can find in your cupboard! Simply slice a potato in half lengthways, cut a line in the middle and dip into paint to create your own leaf print.

sunbullet 20) Make Quick and Easy Mince Pies!

What’s Christmas without mince pies? Make your own ‘homemade’ versions by using frozen pastry and ready made mince mix. We won’t tell if you don’t!

sunbullet 21) Make Hanging Christmas Tree Stars using Silver Foil

Make some silver foil stars to transform your home intro a festive starry night dream! You could even add silver glitter or sequins for an extra twinkly effect!

sunbullet 22) Clean Out and Donate Old Toys to Charity

Why not share a little joy to those who need the most? Donate some old toys the kids don’t play anymore to a local charity. It feels good to share and you will have extra storage for the new toys this Christmas!

sunbullet23) Buy matching Christmas Pyjamas

Buy cute matching pyjamas for all family members (even when Dad says no!) and take a selfie together. Click! A sweet Christmas memory has been captured!

sunbullet24) Write a Special Card for Teachers / nanny / sweet grandma who lives next door

Let the kids write a special card for their favourite teachers, nanny or a lovely neighbour you don’t talk to often. Feel the Christmas joy when you see their happy faces as they receive your sweet and thoughtful cards!

Have you tried any of the activities mentioned above or have any fab festive ideas that we haven’t included? Let us know on FacebookTwitter and by tagging us on Instagram too! 🙂

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