December 19, 2013

The holidays are a great time to look back on the year and be grateful for what you have.

The holidays are a great time to look back on the year and be grateful for what you have. The season can also be a time when you take a look around the house and see what you don't need. Gathering your family together to donate to a local charity is a wonderful way to spread the holiday spirit. You might even find some old Christmas items you can keep in a storage container rental for safe keeping. After you've rummaged through your home, get all the kids together to try out these fun holiday activities.

Grinch Kabob credit (missiontosave.com)

 

Holiday/Christmas treats

There are so many creative treats you can make this season. Try making a Grinch kabob. Use a strawberry for the hat, a green grapes for the head and a banana slice for the hat's white trim. You can also make marshmallow snowmen. Use chocolate chips and chocolate kisses for the eyes and hat, pretzels for the arms and some red rope licorice for a scarf.

Santa Claus credit (1.bp.blogspot.com)

 

Arts and crafts

Your kids have probably covered your refrigerator doors with a dozen holiday art pieces. Let them make some crafts for aunts, uncles, and grandparents to put up too. Consider making Santa Claus heads with paper plates as the base, cotton balls for the beard and eyebrows, and red construction paper for Santa's hat.

Santa Claus credit (missiontosave.com)  

Homemade Christmas Cards

A quick search on the Internet will give you plenty of ideas for hand-drawn or print-out cards your kids can make. You can go the Disney route and make ones that are Mickey Mouse, Toy Story, or Disney princes and princesses themed. A "Nightmare Before Christmas" holiday card or Christmas comic book character cards would also add a new twist to this old tradition.

Image Credits:

By: upload.wikimedia.org