Christmas Bucket List Ideas the kids will love
Christmas will be here before we know it, so I wanted to put together a Christmas bucket list that we can do together as a family.
This is our first Christmas that my son knows Santa isn’t real (he was devastated, but we did manage to keep it going until he was 11, so I think we did really well!).
So I wanted to create even more wonderful Christmas traditions that we can all do as a family this year. To keep it as super special as ever.
You can put together your own bucket list or you can download our free Christmas bucket list printable at the end of this post.
Add it to your refrigerator when you are stuck for something to do with the kids this festive season.
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Bucket List Ideas For Christmas
Have fun with the kids this December with these fun winter bucket list ideas.
What is even better is, if there is an activity listed that involves a printable I have linked it to our free printables so it shouldn’t cost any money. December is expensive enough!
These Christmas activities are great for the whole family.
Color In Christmas Cards
In November we will start creating our own Christmas coloring cards (download our designs for free). We have to send Christmas cards early as ALL of our family is in England.
North Pole Breakfast
Even though he now knows the Elf on the Shelf isn’t real it doesn’t mean we will stop the FUN! The weekend after Thanksgiving we will be having a North Pole Breakfast with some friends.
Make a Gingerbread House
As Freddie has a severe peanut allergy we always make our own deserts (just to be safe) and the gingerbread house is no exception. We use these gingerbread house silicone molds and they are AWESOME!
Make Snowman Soup!
Ok, it is just hot chocolate, and marshmallows but we add it to these Snowflake clear cone treat bags and they look so good. Download our free snowman soup printable bag topper for an easier alternative!
Write a Christmas Wish List
I use this as writing practice as well as a good way to find out what he actually wants for Christmas. If you have younger children I highly recommend getting them to send an actual letter to Santa. Download our free Santa wish lists – 6 free templates.
Both USPS and the Royal Mail will write to you back if you send it to their address, but make sure to get them sent before December 10th.
Make A Christmas Cake
We have been making the Mary Berry Christmas cake from scratch for a number of years. We start making it towards the end of October, to make sure it matures and doesn’t crumble.
Read Christmas Books
Check out our top 12 Christmas read alouds that you will all enjoy. These are our top 5 favorites for all ages groups:
- Little Blue Truck’s Christmas for kids under 3
- ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas for kids under 5
- The Jolly Christmas Postman for kids under 8
- The Best Christmas Pageant Ever for kids under 12
- Star Wars A Sith Family Christmas is the one we will be reading!
Christmas Movie Marathon
We tend to watch EVERY Christmas movie Netflix has to offer, and this year will be no exception. But my personal favorites are Elf and Christmas with the Kranks!
Ugly Christmas Sweater Party
Any excuse for a party! But why not gather the kids over for an ugly sweater party!
Donate to a Christmas Toy Drive
This is such an important part of our Christmas, there are so many Christmas toy drives I am sure you will find at least one near you.
Play Christmas Games
We love playing educational board games all year round, but why not try our FREE Christmas scattergories game, or another favorite is the Christmasopoly.
Check out over 20 of the best Christmas board games here.
Bake Christmas Cookies
Make some Christmas cookies to leave out for Santa. If you don’t have any cookie cutters these are the ones we use.
Create a Christmas Day Menu
As we are from the UK, we like to have a traditional Christmas Dinner (in fact it is pretty much the same as a Thanksgiving dinner!). So get the kids to create a really nice Christmas Day Menu and if you are really lucky they can serve the dinner too! (or maybe not!)
Go to a Sports Game
As we are basketball fans we will try and see Miami Heat play over Christmas. Check out our favorite basketball gifts for boys.
Make Paper Snow Flakes
These are so easy (and free) to make and the kids will love them. If you need some inspiration though check out this Youtube video.
Write and Color Christmas Thank you Cards
Download and print out our free color in printable Christmas thank you cards
Write a Christmas Story
With the help of our 40 Christmas writing prompts get the kids to write a Christmas story.
Create a Christmas Eve Box
If you don’t know what to put in them, check out our Christmas Eve Box for adults and Christmas Eve box filler ideas for kids.
Christmas Scavenger Hunt
Download our FREE Christmas treasure hunt clues or our Elf on the Shelf scavenger hunt and have lots of fun!
Older kids will enjoy our Christmas photo scavenger hunt.
Christmas Word Search
Have a day of playing games with this FREE Christmas word search printable for kids of all ages.
Build a Snowman
Unless like us and you live in South Florida! No, I’m really not complaining, the weather here is fantastic this time of the year! So we will go swimming instead!
Host a Secret Santa
Why not set a limit of $10 and have the kids get together and have a secret Santa. I mean who doesn’t love receiving presents! Check out over 40 of our gift guides for inspiration.
Take a Photo With Santa
If you have younger children there is nothing cuter than having their photo taken with Santa. You can do this in most shopping malls.
Download the Free Christmas Bucket List Ideas Printable
What is on your bucket list for Christmas? Let me know in the comments below.
Make sure you choose the correct paper size and click on the shrink to fit button. All of our free printables work better when printed on cardstock (this is the one we use and love.)
Check out our latest free printable, a summer bucket list for teenagers.
Last Updated on 12 April 2023 by homeschoolof1