Christmas is the time to celebrate camaraderie, reinstate our belief in everything good in life and the world and spend some great bonding time with our family, gorge on mouth-watering delicacies and the best part, exchange presents. Kids are super excited about Christmas especially so they can meet their friend Santa Claus again!
You’ll all agree that during preparing for impending celebrations all mothers can have a harrowing time keeping these overjoyed bundles of energy in check. They are all over the place and can take little or no time in undoing everything you’ve meticulously planned and executed for past few weeks, even months.
To make sure you and your home are perfectly decked up for a cheerful Christmas and your kids feel like a part of the festivities, here are a few tips that might be useful for you.
Bake a cake together
Christmas can never be complete without a yummy homemade cake. You can involve your kids in the soaking and whisking process, let them break eggs, measure the dry ingredients, grate chocolate or cut cookies with the help of a cutter. Their sense of pride will be palpable when the cake’s finally ready and you’ll be glad for the help too.
Decorate the Christmas tree
Christmas trees with their colourful lights and decorations are always a draw for kids. Instead of getting worked up with random stuff they’ll surely put on it, motivate them to make some artwork like a painting or Origami art and display that. Let them add their own toys, action figures etc to it. Make sure to click photos for posterity.
Selecting gifts for each other
Bonding kids in your family by letting them choose gifts for each other is a great idea. You’ll be surprised at how excited they’ll be for what they’ll get in return. Accompany them but to be fair keep the same budget for everyone. They’ll also learn accountability and spending wisely and responsibly.
Alright, you like the gifts being wrapped in a certain way perfect with the neat bows on top and your kids won’t let you do it in peace. They won’t give up on it so why not include them? You can use light-coloured non-glossy wrapping paper and let them put stickers or cuttings of flowers, reindeers, Santa Claus, Christmas trees etc. on it. If letting them scribble names of the gift-recipient isn’t too much, why not?
Dress them in festive colours
Red and white are traditional Christmas colours and, as clichéd as it may seem, they do add to the festivities. You can find lots of gorgeous clothes and accessories in shops during this time and will absolutely be spoilt for choice. Dress your tiny tots fashionably in them and feel the Christmas spirit.
Churches are adorned with beautiful floral arrangements and depict the birth of Jesus through portraits, statues etc. during Christmas. Church music is divine. Introduce your kids to this experience by taking them to a church. The joy of wishing Merry Christmas to rank strangers and getting the same smiling greeting in return is truly special.
Sing Christmas Carols
There is something fun and festive about Christmas carols, you will agree. When you hear someone sing “Jingle bells jingle bells, jingle all the way…’ you know you have to chime in. You can find books, audios and/or videos that have many lesser known Christmas carols too which will make your kids want to sing along and enjoy themselves thoroughly.
Become Santa Claus!
Santa Claus costumes are easily available on rent for short periods. Make Christmas fun for your kids by dressing up as him, complete with the white beard and Ho ho ho! You can tell stories about Jesus and his message of goodness and gratitude in the most subtle yet effective way possible. Lessons learnt this way can remain deeply imprinted on their minds.
I hope you’re all set to enjoy this Christmas with your kids! Wish you all a Merry Christmas and an awesome New Year in advance! <3 <3 <3