Make A Christmas Joy Jar

Bottle up some happy family memories that you can keep and read out to each other on Christmas day. 

Start this tradition by finding a jar and decorating it with ribbon. Ask each member of the family to write down one great thing about everyone in their family on a little slip of paper. It could be something they love about the other person, or even just a favourite moment that they spent together this year. 

Fold up all the slips of paper and place them in the jar. Then, on Christmas Day, read out all the lovely things. You can do this each year and build up the joy jar into one of the most wonderful family keepsakes.

Hold A Christmas Cookie Family Bake Off

Get your mini chefs in the kitchen to whip up a batch of delicious Christmas cookies.  Enjoy some as a snack and maybe take some to the neighbours to spread a little Christmas cheer.

Make Special Homemade Christmas Tree Decorations

The kids will be proud to hang their own homemade decorations on the tree. They also make lovely gifts for family and friends.  Here are two easy recipes for making homemade Christmas tree decorations, one for salt dough and and one for cornflour clay.

Play ‘Name That Christmas Song’

Make a playlist of Christmas tunes and play a few seconds of each. You all have to guess the song as quickly as you can.  The first to shout it out wins a point. Bonus points can be given by naming the artist too.

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