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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.
PRESCHOOL BOOKS ABOUT Christmas
Fill your book basket with a great collection of books about Christmas. Most of these books can be found at your local library or used bookstore.
If you have a hard time finding them, you can order them through my Amazon affiliate links by clicking the images below.
Bear Stays Up for Christmas – Bear’s friends are determined to keep Bear awake for Christmas! So they wake Bear up and have him help them find a Christmas tree, bake cakes, hang up stockings, and sing Christmas songs. Bear stays up—by discovering that giving is one of the best Christmas presents of all!
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever – Meet the Herdmans—they lie, cheat, and love to give clonks on the head. They are, without a doubt, the worst kids in the history of the world. So no one is prepared when this outlaw family invades church one Sunday and decides to take over the annual Christmas pageant.
Christmas in the Big Woods – Christmas has come to the Big Woods of Wisconsin! Laura and her family are excited to celebrate. When Laura’s cousins, aunt, and uncle arrive, they spend their time together eating sweets, playing in the snow, and reading. Their holiday celebrations are full of simple joys.
Dear Santa Letters
As you begin to think about your upcoming Christmas activities, be sure to provide your preschoolers with a chance to write a letter to Santa! These “Dear Santa” letter templates are perfect for kids of all ages.
There are six templates to choose from. Some have drawing space while others are fill-in-the-blank. All are sure to spark excitement for an upcoming visit from Santa!
Click the image below, add your email address, and then check your inbox for the download link.