Things To Do On Christmas Vacation

Ok, parents, it’s two days after Christmas and you know what that means. By today, the kids are already sick of playing with their new toys that hounded for since September and by tomorrow they will also be sick of playing with the boxes and packaging those toys came in.

Here is a list of suggestions for things they can do on vacation:

Rainy Day Activitiy

Snow Day Ideas

Activities For kids

Feel free to add some more ideas to the list to prevent other parents from hearing that age-old line, “I’m bored!”

Phone Call From Santa

If you need a last minute gift idea for kids, consider a phone call from Santa!

In a recent entry, I wrote about a service that offers receiving a personalized letter from Santa Claus. This time I want to talk about one called Santa Speaking which offers personalized phone calls from the jolly old elf himself.

I remember when I was a kid how I always wanted to answer the phone every time it rang. (Were you like that to? Contrast that to being an adult and not wanting to have to deal with the phone at work every time it rings at your desk!) Anyway, for kids, getting phone calls just for them is still very exciting.

Now imagine that the phone call is coming directly from the North Pole just in time for Christmas! Are you seeing the excitement in their eyes when they start yelling, “Mommy, it’s for me, it’s Santa!” There’s a memory that will last for a lifetime for the whole family.

In fact, you can also get a CD recording of the entire call. You can keep it with your holiday decorations and take ti out and listen to it year after year as part of a new Christmas tradition in your family.

It’s really easy to order your live personalized phone call from Santa Claus for your child. I just checked the website and as of this writing (December 17, 2007) there are still available spaces in Santa’ schedule for every day before now and Christmas.

Check it out now and give your child and unforgettable Christmas experience.

Personalized Letter From Santa

It’s not to late to get letters from Santa for your children in time for this Christmas.

A gift like that is something they will remember all their lives. It will seem magical when they are toddlers and young school aged children, then they’ll roll their eyes when they are teens when they think of how they fell for it and acted “extra good” because of Santa’s letters. Finally, when they are young adults, they will treasure the memory that you went to all that trouble for them when they were kids, just so they could have special Christmas experiences.

I still have a personalized book that my grandmother bought for me over thirty years ago. It has the names of my friends and neighbors in it from that time period in my life. I kid you not when I say that a thoughtful gift like this really will last a lifetime.

Imagine the look on your kids face when that letter arrives from the North Pole!

Snow Day Ideas

If schools are closed in your area today, like they are in mine, here are some snow day activities to do with the kids.

1. Get outside and make a snowman! It’s great exercise and kids love doing it. If it stays cold enough in your area, you may have the snowman for weeks or days. If you have several kids and they make the snowman quickly, go all out and make an entire snow family. That can keep them busy until it’s time to come inside and warm up with hot chocolate.

2. Another idea is to make a dessert with them. Why not practice one you want to make for Christmas if it’s still a week or more away. If it’s only a few days away, then you can bake Christmas cookies and make the actual desserts to serve to company. Be sure to leave small portions for you and the little assistant bakers to sample.

3. Work on a Christmas decoration craft project. A set of tree ornaments or table centerpieces that you make now can become treasured family heirlooms, as they will always remind everyone of the fun the family had together.