December Family Activities

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December Family Activities (Only 24 More Gummi Days Till Christmas)

Do you know what activities you want to do with your child throughout December? If you celebrate Christmas, this is a perfect time to decide if you want to have an Advent calendar, Jesse tree, or some other type of activity throughout the month (unless, of course, you already have your month planned).

There are wonderful online sources for December holiday activities. Here are a few with ideas to help you get started. They’re great for homeschoolers, families who don’t homeschool, school teachers, and group leaders.

Sites with Many Holiday Activities

One of the best sites for holiday ideas is The Holiday Zone. It has numerous ideas for holidays throughout the year and has lots of ideas for Hanukkah as well as Christmas. Its Christmas activities are divided into Christian and secular Christmas activities.

Another site with many holiday activities is Activity Village has December activities divided into Hanukkah, Advent, Christmas, and Kwanzaa.

DLTK’s Growing Together has holiday activities divided into Advent, Hanukkah, Christmas, and Kwanzaa.

Christian Christmas Activities

Here are some sites with December activities with a Christian emphasis:

Discover the Advent/Christmas Season from Spirit Home

All about Advent from

Meaningful Christmas celebrations for families by Carol Flett at Helium

How to Make and Use an Advent Wreath from Rev. Ken Collins’ Web Site

Advent Conspiracy has ideas for making Christmas a “world-changing event again.”

St. Nicholas: Discovering the Truth about Santa Claus has a wealth of information and activities about the Christian saint who inspired the story of Santa Claus.

Free Christmas Printables and Downloads including Advent devotional paper chains from Spell Outloud and Birthday Party for Jesus from Spell Outloud at Squidoo

Try This! Advent from Thoughts from the Sheepfold

How to Use Godly Play at Home during Advent (my post)

Free Jesse Tree Advent Devotional Book with printable ornaments from A Holy Experience

Printable Jesse Tree Ornaments and Prayers 2009 and 2010 from Tired, Need Sleep

Jesse Tree Family Resources from Having Fun at Home

Daily Activities to Celebrate Christmas and the Birth of Christ from Hubbard’s Cupboard

Advent and Christmas Books and Lots of Lesson Plans from In the Heart of My Home

Advent, a new tradition in our family (daily brown-bag Advent gifts) from A Mother of Action

Amazing Grace – A Christmas Unit Study by Cindy Downes from Okahoma Homeschool

Putting Jesus in the Creche – A Family Tradition from Catholic Icing

A GREAT Christmas Card Tradition from Some Girl’s Website (for each Christmas card your family receives throughout the Christmas season)

Daily December Activities with a Mixture of Christian and Secular Activities

25 Days of Christmas Books from Picky Apple and Counting Coconuts (Counting Coconuts has a lovely Advent calendar activity as well)

24 Advent Calendars to Make from The Crafty Crow

2009 Activity Advent Calendar (printable) and 2010 Activity Advent Calendar (printable) from The Activity Mom

A Christmas Tree Advent Calendar from The Artful Parent

Random Act of Christmas Kindness Advent Calendar from from Katherine Marie Photography

Secular Advent Calendar Ideas from Creekside Learning

Countdown to Christmas: Homemade Family Advent Calendar from Pink and Green Mama

Advent Calendar Activities from Adventures With Kids

Advent Calendar with Nature-Based Activities from Nature Detectives

Countdown to Track Santa from Norad Tracks Santa

Advent Calendar Goodness and Christmas with Autism from Stuff With Thing

Advent Calendar Ideas for Kids from Hobo Mama

Advent Origami Boxes from Kirsty Girl

Creative Christmas Ideas from Squidoo

Easy-to-use online Christmas Advent Calendar from Smile a Day.

Do you have a favorite holiday site or daily December activity?

Photo Credit: Only 24 More Gummi Days Till Christmas! by Sister72.

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