Friday, November 22, 2013

Holiday Season To Do List

Our Summer of Fun and Fall Fun To Do Lists were so popular and have been such a hit with the kids that we made yet another list. We played around with the naming of the list for a bit because this season we're focusing a lot on the giving and donating aspect of Christmas. One name was Season of Joy and Giving To Do List another was Christmas Season Fun To Do List, but Holiday Season To Do List won out since the to do list starts Thanksgiving weekend and ends on New Year's (which is where our Winter Fun To Do List will pick up).

Without further ado, here is our Holiday Season To Do List:

  •  Donate toys and canned goods
  • Toys for Tots
  •  Festival of Trees and Lights
  •  Look at Christmas lights
  • Decorate sugar cookies
  • Jolly Holiday Lights
  • Visit Santa
  •  Santa at the zoo
  •  Noon Year's Eve (Science Center)
  • Watch classic Christmas movies (which includes "Elf")
  •  Jingle in the Junction
  • A Flynn Family Christmas (new to Living History Farms)
  •  Make Christmas ornaments (I will be using Crayola model magic for this)
  •  Decorate a felt Christmas tree and put up for the kids to continually re-decorate
  • Make a Gingerbread house
  •  Bake and decorate gingerbread cookies
  •  Ride the train at the mall
  • Read a different Christmas book every night in December
  •  Make a paper chain countdown to Christmas
  • Look for Santa's sleigh on Christmas Eve (this will be a challenge, but I have no doubt that their imaginations will help out with this one!)
  •  Make Christmas sensory bins
We have technically already started on this list by donating a sack full of canned goods to Combat Hunger and the first train ride at Merle Hay Mall this week, but officially the Holiday Season To Do List will start the day after Thanksgiving when we put all of our Christmas decorations out, get the felt tree ready to hang up, look at Christmas lights for the first time, and make gingerbread cookies. Wish us luck, joy, and fun in completing our list over the next few weeks! Happy Holidays my friends!