Christmas is only 9 days away! Have you gotten all of your shopping done yet? Have you been baking like crazy little elves? Have you started wrapping yet? As for me I have a few gifts to get and I am completely done shopping and most of my gifts are wrapped. Whew. So. much. to. do. and so little time.
Here are a few ideas for the kids for Christmas Eve.
1. REINDEER FEED
Make up little bags of oats (oatmeal) and glitter with this cute little poem to give to the kids. The kids sprinkle this outside on Christmas EVE for the reindeer!
“Sprinkle on the lawn at night the moon will make it sparkle bright as Santa’s reindeer fly and roam this will guide them to your home”
2. LAWN TINSELING
Sprinkle the glitter all over the lawn so Santa knows where to stop! It also helps Santa find your house in any kid of weather. Super cute! Full instructions at http://shabbykitteh.blogspot.com/2011/12/lawn-tinselinga-christmas-tradition.html
3. OPENING 1 GIFT
Every year I let the kids open 1 gift Christmas Eve which is usually new PJs. This is a tradition that my mom still does for me and my sisters when we get together.
4. SANTA COOKIES WITH MILK
The day before Christmas bake special cookies (I usually bake gingerbread cookies) and let them decorate them for Santa. Use the same plate (Santa’s special plate) every year! Also, use “Santa’s cup” for milk!
5. A SNACK FOR THE REINDEER
Leave some carrots by Santa’s cookies for Santa to give to the reindeer!