If you’re looking for some simple and fun holiday activities, you’ll want to check out these 5 fun things to do with your kids on Christmas Eve!
They’re simple, cozy, and fun!
5 fun things to do with your kids on Christmas Eve!
1. Track Santa Online
Are you familiar with NORAD Tracks Santa?
If not, then you and your kids are in for a treat!
NORAD stands for North American Aerospace Defense. It is a bi-national organization made up of the US and Canada. Its purpose is to provide homeland security through aerospace control, as well as aerospace and maritime warning.
What in the world does homeland security have to do with Santa!?!
Well, turn out A LOT!
Because ever since 1955, NORAD has tracked Santa’s whereabouts on Christmas Eve in real-time. This means that we have the ability to track Santa’s flight while we anticipate his arrival.
The NORAD website also includes activities and games which are fun to check out. Tracking Santa is an activity that can start early in the morning and continue sporadically throughout the day until it’s time to go to bed.
2. Go See Holiday Lights
Make some hot cocoa, bundle up, and head out for a walk around the neighborhood to look at holiday lights. If you don’t live near an area with many lights or decorations, pack up the car and drive around for your light viewing.
And if you end up driving, make sure to play some of your favorite Christmas music and sing along!
3. Make Reindeer Food
This recipe is easy peasy!
Raw oatmeal mixed with glitter.
Take whatever color(s) of glitter you have on hand and add some to raw oatmeal. Give the mixture a good shake or stir and you’re all set.
Next, take your reindeer food and head outside. Sprinkle the reindeer food all around your driveway, the sidewalk, your grass, and even the street, (if it’s safe, of course!). If the moon is visible, the glitter will catch the light, radiating shimmer and sparkle.
The reindeer will be sure to find you this way!
4. Read Christmas Books Aloud
Surround yourself with a pile of your favorite Christmas books and read aloud together.
In need of some recommendations?
Check out my list of 10 Delightful Christmas Picture Books for some inspiration.
5. Watch a Favorite Holiday Film
Take any remaining hot cocoa from your holiday lights viewing, and snuggle up on the couch to watch a favorite holiday film.
If you don’t already have a holiday favorite or two, how about trying one of the following?
If you’re looking for fun ways to spend Christmas Eve, I hope this has provided you with some simple inspiration. Here’s to making lasting memories with your kids!
Merry Christmas to you and yours!