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
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.
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!
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!
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!
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!
What says party better than a classic paper chain? Recycle old newspapers to create some quirky decor for the house!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
Spread the Christmas cheer this year by singing some traditional carols to your neighbours, family and friends! You may just make someone’s day!
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.
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.
Switch off the TV, turn off the games consoles and put down the iPad to unleash your competitive streak with a traditional board game!
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!
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!
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.
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!