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10 Fun & Festive Activities To Do With Your Kids This Christmas

Since Pinterest has arrived on the scene there’s simply no excuse to be bored this holiday season. There are so many great ideas floating around out there, you just simply need to head on over and get pinspired. Your kids don’t have to know it wasn’t all your idea. To get you started here are 10 great ideas gleaned from Pinterest.

Light ‘Em Up

This is such a great way to encourage your kids to give back during the holiday season. The author over at Lil Light O’ Mine provides printables and ideas to truly make this the season of giving.

The Mini-Van Express

More brilliance. Pop some corn, get some travel mugs filled with hot chocolate and load the kids in the car with their footie pajamas on. Then head off for a magical tour of Christmas lights in your town. Make sure you collect your tickets first.

Fun Ideas for Your Elf

The Elf on the Shelf has become a tradition in millions of homes and sometimes it can be hard to get creative. No need to fret. Simply head to Pinterest and search Elf on The Shelf. Loads of fun ideas like these.

Have a Gingerbread House Party

There is nothing more fun for children this time of year then to build a house made of candy and cookies. It’s perfectly sweet entertainment. I love this idea from Giggles Galore.

Bake Christmas Cookies

Turn on the Christmas music, pull out the flour, tie on your patience, er I mean apron, and start baking with the kids. Martha Stewart has a great collection of recipes you can bake with the kids.

Create Your Christmas Bucket List

Gather the whole family around and make a list of all the really important things you want to accomplish this season. Then post it where everyone can see it and DO IT! Here’s a great printable from Makoodle!

Set Up a Hot Chocolate Bar

There is nothing better than coming in from making the world’s biggest snowman and having a nice cup of hot cocoa to toast your success. Set up a small bar area in your kitchen for the Christmas season. Gather inspiration from Sweet Something Designs.

Get a Great Family Photo

I have pictures of my children with each other, with their Dad, with me, with their grandparents, but what I don’t have is one of all of us together. This year I’m making sure we get a great photo for Christmas. Here are some fantastic tips from Tip Junkie.

Christmas Movie Night

Set aside one night a week leading up to Christmas or settle in for one marathon session. Whatever you choose, watching a few classic Christmas movies can really get you into the spirit of things.

Make a Homemade Gift

Not all the best gifts come from a store. Sometimes they come from little hands that make fun gifts. Like these little chocolate spoons, perfect for kids to make and give. Think, spoons to classmates instead of cards. Now how fun is that?

Candace Derickx

Candace Derickx writes about food, family and travel on her site Life in Pleasantville and has been a staff editor at ChildMode since 2011. Follow her on Twitter @candace_dx and join in the conversation on her Facebook page, Life in Pleasantville.

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