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.
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 ChurchYear.net
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.
Try This! Advent from Thoughts from the Sheepfold
Free Jesse Tree Advent Devotional Book with printable ornaments from A Holy Experience
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
24 Advent Calendars to Make from The Crafty Crow
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 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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