Christmas is right around the corner, and we are all feeling it! If you and your little ones have yet to really dive into the Christmas festivities, now is the time to truly get into the season! Your toddler or toddlers are now at an age where you can start to actually do more activities, engage them more, and start those Christmas traditions. So the question there in lies, what are you all going to do to enjoy holiday cheer this year? Let’s discuss some options!
Classic Christmas Movies
Where do we even begin on this one?! If there is one thing we all know and love from growing up, it is those classic Christmas movies! “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer”, “Santa Claus is Coming to Town”, “A Charlie Brown Christmas” are just a few of the movies that we grew up loving and associating with the season. Your little ones will love these movies and more as they begin to develop their own experience of what it means to feel the Christmas spirit. Just think, what movies are you going to make a part of Christmas this year?
Homemade Christmas Ornaments
As we discussed back around Halloween, crafting is a super fun activity for your toddler, and this is certainly no less the case with Christmas! You have this big tree that is just begging to have decorations placed all over it. That’s where you’ll get to enjoy some play time making all the wonderful ornaments and accent pieces to adorn that tree! Felt, beads, popsicle sticks, and some other basic crafting supplies are really all you need to make any cute design to put on the tree, from reindeer to snowmen to good ole Saint Nick and more! So get to it and have some fun!
Our kiddos may not be so familiar with Clark Griswold and the number he did on his house (that’ll be a movie that can come to love years down the road, but we’ll hold off for now), but that doesn’t mean we can’t show them similar showcases of seasonal festivity! An easy way to embrace the season is heading into town and checking out the light show displays on some of the homes in your locale, as there is never a shortage of people willing to go all out!
Christmas is a sensory experience to behold! But it doesn’t stop at the sights to be seen like the movies, light show, and snow. It’s about the smells and the tastes just as well. For that reason, it’s time to get your BAKING on! Christmas cookies are a huge part of the Christmas season and make for a fun decorating experience for your toddlers. Having fun designing and munching on adorable sweets (but not too much or else they’ll be up all night!)
In conclusion, your toddlers are getting older and are finally at an age where you all can enjoy the season together, establishing new traditions in honor of the holiday! As you’re coming up with ideas of how to ring in the season, consider these options to help your kids get as festive as you. And remember, for all things toddler, look to the pros at Dreamtown Kids