Tis the season. Finally! So this year I put a lot of thought into kid gifts. I chose things that were geared towards other cultures, that would make kids work together and that provided just all out joy. There are Christmas Missions. Here are some ideas to get not only holiday season going but to help make it a little festive for others.
Homemade Christmas Garland: This is available at Target, is super affordable. I gave it to siblings to work together on a Christmas Mission. https://www.target.com/p/create-your-own-paper-garland-kit-mondo-llama-8482/-/A-88292833#lnk=sametab
Make your own ornaments. I am loving the homemade stuff this year. It just makes Christmas so much better. I found the cutest homemade ornaments for kids that were plaster and came with paint!
Decorate their own room
The first gift was the movie “Elf”, then supplies to decorate their own room and “help mom”. I included cute little notes from the “elves” that I made on my Cricut.
Gingerbread Houses – There are so many to choose from!
“Christmas isn’t all about stuff. Sometimes it’s about giving to those that don’t have enough”. Give the kids a gift card and tell them to work together to buy a toy for someone else. You may be surprised.
Feed the hungry. Donate to a food pantry. Put a dinner together and deliver it.
Return gifts to Santa: Okay I can not take credit for this one but it was such an amazing idea. Have your kids go through their old toys and return them to Santa on Christas Eve ;).
Learn about another culture and how they celebrate. Include a homemade toy for Kwanzaa or a dreidel for Hanukkah.