Refresher: My sister, brother-in-law, and nephew will be in Texas the week of Christmas. Instead of a month of activities, I'm going easy on myself (and my wallet) and putting together a week of activities while they're here. Subject to change the week of, of course, since kids are notoriously predictable in their unpredictability.
1. Make bead ornaments. (Maybe they can make a handful for friends, other cousins, etc.?)
2. Make and decorate Christmas cookies. I thought it might be fun for the kids to make some extras and...bring them somewhere to give to...some people. Yeah, I've clearly thought this kind act through.
3. Take a train ride!
4. Let the kids color paper lanterns and then release them in our backyard. I'm about to make it a Tangled-themed Christmas!
6. Hot chocolate bar and then a movie (stolen from A'Dell; I have no original ideas)
7. Even though it'll be after Christmas, I'd like to take the boys to Barnes & Noble or the Target sale aisles and let them pick out an ornament or holidy book each. It can be the thing that reminds them of the Christmas they got to spend together since I'm not sure when it'll happen next.
Bonus! Paint pinecones. I kind of think if it's nice enough to hang outside at all that week, we should toss the kids in the front yard and paint pinecones.
There you have it! So much easier to pick seven activities than 25.