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Looking for simple Christmas traditions to start this year? Discover three simple but meaningful traditions preschoolers will love!
Christmas traditions and preschoolers go hand in hand! Preschoolers love Christmas lights, and they love the excitement surrounding all of the Christmas activities planned throughout the month of December.
That makes having a preschooler in the house the perfect time to add a few new traditions like these!
3 Simple Christmas Traditions Preschoolers Will Love
Bake Cookies to Give Away
Spend time in the kitchen baking and decorating cookies with your preschooler. Sugar cookies and gingerbread are great choices. You can roll them out and encourage your kids to cut in the shapes of stars, trees, and gingerbread men.
And then your entire family will have loads of fun decorating the cookies!
Once the cookies are made, place them on paper plates and wrap the cookies in plastic wrap. And give the cookies away! You can give them to family and friends. Take several plates to nursing homes and retirement centers.
And don’t forget to call the local homeless shelters to see if they will take cookies to hand out as well.
Giving away cookies is a Christmas tradition that teaches your children the value of generosity!
Make Homemade Cards
Everyone sends family and friends store-bought Christmas cards. But have you thought about making your own cards?
The process is simple. Buy white cardstock. First, you cut the cardstock in half lengthwise. Next, fold the pieces in half. And now you have two cards!
Now hand the cards to your children. You can purchase Christmas stamps for your children to stamp the cards, or make potato stamps with your kids.
Grandparents, aunts, and uncles will love these personalized Christmas cards!
Another fun Christmas tradition to start is that of caroling. Caroling is fun to do with just the family. It’s even more fun when you can get a group of children to join you!
First, spend time with your children practicing their favorite Christmas carols. You’ll want enough music for the kids to sing for five to ten minutes without repeating a song.
Next, line up friends and family who will be home when you arrive for caroling. Singing for an empty house is no fun. Also, many families enjoy having cookies or hot cider available when you arrive.
Finish off at your own house and invite everyone in for an impromptu Christmas party. Sing Christmas carols. Eat cookies. Play games.
And enjoy the Christmas season.
Simple Christmas traditions increase the fun of the season. So start your own family traditions of baking cookies to give away, making your own Christmas cards to send to family and friends, and going caroling.
And your kids will be filled with magical memories of Christmas for years to come.