Monday, December 5, 2011

25 Days of Christmas-2011 Edition

Last year I started to do the 25 Days of Christmas with my kids.  Basically it consists of doing one Christmas related activity per day with the kids.  It made leading up to Christmas so much more fun as each day we were excited to see what was planned.  I got the idea from Katie, who is always full of great ideas!  Thanks Katie!

I am a little behind the 8 ball this year getting it all together and typed up.  I have all the ideas all in my head, but am finally sorting them out on to actual days.  My hubby just got into town.  What's your excuse?!?!? :))

Day 1-Got all the decorations out and put up tree (check!)
Day 2-Christmas Parade in Phoenixville (check!)
Day 3-Make Christmas countdown chain (check!)
Day 4-Train display (oopps...totally forgot about this, but hubs and I went Christmas shopping!)
Day 5-Decorate Christmas tree (check!)
Day 6-Read Christmas books by the Christmas tree
Day 7-Christmas carols/tree lighting and visit with Santa @ YMCA
Day 8-Make teacher gifts and let kids color Christmas cards
Day 9-Brandywine River Museum Christmas train display
Day 10-Make a Christmas ornament craft
Day 11-Drive around and look at Christmas lights
Day 12-Take the train into Philadelphia for the Macy's Holiday light show & Dickens Village
Day 13-Go sit on Santa's lap
Day 14-Go to the mall and buy gifts for needy children
Day 15-Hubby and I in NYC for Christmas get-away
Day 16-In NYC
Day 17-(Still in NYC for Christmas get-away) Kids can watch a Christmas movie
Day 18-Live Nativity @ Reeves Park
Day 19-Make Christmas cookies & craft @ a friend's house
Day 20-Make reindeer food
Day 21-Drive around and look at Christmas lights
Day 22-Kids Christmas show at school
Day 23-Make birthday cake for Jesus
Day 24-Read the Nativity story from the bible

Oh, I LOVE Christmas time, don't you?!?!?!