There are many ways to get your kids interested and curious about the holiday season while also making a difference in the community around you. The holiday season is the perfect time to teach your children about giving back and about the world around them.
Go Through the Closets
By the time the year is coming to a close, your little ones may have grown just enough to leave some clothes unwearable. One way to get your kids involved with the giving nature of the holidays is to go through every closet in the house and find clothing items that are unwanted or too small.
If the items are still in good condition, you can bag them up and bring them to donation places, charities, or churches that may be looking for donations. One of the holidays’ biggest lessons could be charitable giving. This is a great way to show just how easy it is to give back and teach some great life lessons.
Use up the Kitchen
Baking is a very well-known tradition for any holiday. Whether it is cookies, pies, or a family recipe, a baked sweet can be a great way to spread love and joy through the holidays. Baking doesn’t have to be age-restricted either. It could be a great learning experience for children to be able to bake. It could help teach math, patience, and also the pride that comes with making a delicious sweet.
By baking with the whole family, you are creating long-lasting holiday memories that your children will cherish. If you want to add even more holiday cheer to the activity, you could make multiple batches of the sweets and hand them out to the people of the community. Police stations, firehouses, teachers, or anyone else on your nice list could always use some homemade baked goodies.
Create Hand-Made Cards
Holiday cards are very common to get in the mail from friends and family. While they are beautiful and showcase the love of families, nothing beats a homemade card. If you are looking for something to give your child’s teachers, neighbors, or even mail carrier this holiday season, get out the craft supplies.
Your kids may already love doing arts and crafts, and this time around they can take it one step further by spreading holiday cheer. To make cards you simply need colored paper, glitter, stickers, markers, or any other supplies that your children, and yourself, like to use. A homemade card is able to show an extra amount of love to the people you give it to.
Educate About the Holiday
No matter what holiday you are celebrating, teaching your children about the morals and greatness behind the holiday can get them more excited about the days to come. By showing them movies, songs, reading stories, or whatever else you may have at your disposal, you can show your children why you are doing what you are doing. It could give reason to the donations, baking, or homemade presents.
These activities could get your children more excited and invested in the holiday for years to come.