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Cut paper snowflakes and hang them from the ceiling
Draw a picture or write a letter to someone who lives far away or may be lonely and mail it to them
Make Homemade Hot coco
Make Fake Snow & have a snowman building contest/show & learn how real snow is made
You will need Baking Soda and Shaving Cream
Read the poem Christmas by Edgar Guest
Make Hot Coco ice pops
If you dont have popsicle forms then you can use a small cup or ice cube try instead.
Do a Bigger and Better Food Drive scavenger hunt
You are going on a food scavenger hunt. Start with a can of food and head on over to a neighbors house. Knock and tell them you are on a food drive scavenger hunt. Ask if they better and best. Show them the can of food and ask if they have anything bigger or better. Do this door to door and fill up a bag.
If you live where neighbors are far apart you could go to the store and do a canned food scavenger hunt and let the kids try to find a list of canned foods you create.
Deliver the food to a food bank or family in need
Make a Winter/Christmas music video and spread Christmas cheer online
Make home made peppermint sticks
Peppermint stick recipe:
Salt dough hand print ornaments or A paper handprint ornament
Read the poem Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening by Robert Frost
Make a toilet paper snowman
Don't feel like you have to go out and buy stuff to make these. Be creative and use what you have around the house.
How to make a toilet paper snowman:
Learn about fractals and draw your own snowflake fractals
Shovel a driveway or rake leaves for an elderly neighbor
Learn about the northern lights and then do a watercolor and crayon painting of them.
What makes the northern lights?
Painting video is in the Little Rabbit Trails Group and search #advent
Invite another family or a person without local family over to watch a Christmas movie
Learn what an evergreen tree is and the importance of the pinecone. Make a pinecone bird feeder.
You will need peanut butter, a pinecone or toilet paper roll, and birdseeds
Pinecone bird feeder (You could use a toilet paper role if you don't have pinecones:
Take a homemade treat to a neighbor you have never spoken to
Go Caroling door to door on your street or in your apartment complex
Free printable caroling book:
Learn about Wilson Bentley and then try to take a picture of snowflakes. How will you doit?
Short biography on Bentley and his obsession with snowflakes
Learn about Wilson Bentley and then try to take a picture of snowflakes
A picture book about Bentley
Bake Breaded bread
This bread is so delicious. My grandmother used to make it every year. slightly sweet on its own, almost like the Hawaiian sweet roll. Perfect for adding butter to.
How to make breaded bread:
Watch an old Christmas movie like Holiday Inn, Miracle on 34th street, or A Wonderful Life.
Make it extra special and make home made egg nog to sip on.
You will need to make the drink in the morning so it has lots of time to chill.
Make Scandinavian Christmas Rice Pudding Risalamande
Learn how to make it here: