Many thanks to Irene for sharing these ideas for Holiday Adventures…
– Read about holiday traditions in other cultures & pick one to try.
– Visit the Volunteer Park Conservatory on a really cold day to experience the warmth & scents of more tropical climes.
– Buy and take food to the food bank.
– Make newsprint wrapping paper by doing crayon rubbings or paint prints of cedar boughs and pine needles.
– Make special holiday treats (biscuits, toys) for friends & pets.
– Collect pine cones for decorations; maybe glitter them, maybe not.
– Ride the ferry to Bainbridge & ride back in time to see Seattle all lit up.
– Make pine cone bird feeders & put them in the yard.
– See the zoo lights at Point Defiance Zoo.
– Go downtown on a weekday to look at the decorations & ride the carousel.
– Do a holiday jigsaw puzzle.
– Read winter & holiday stories aloud, under a quilt on the couch.
– Talk about Hanukkah & put out the menorah.
– Decorate the car
– If it’s cold enough, make ice ornaments to hang in the yard (water + food
color + string in muffin tins & leave outside overnight to freeze). http://www.yourwildchild.com/blog1.php/2009/12/07/ice-ornaments
– Go for crumpets with maple butter and cream cheese at the crumpet Shop at Pike
– Make an English Holiday Tea, with fancy china, little sandwiches, ices,cookies, maybe with friends too.
– Start an annual taco party
– Have friends over for a kid’s movie in the evening or watch holiday shows.
– if it’s not too wet, make a fire on the deck with Andes Mints ‘smores.
– Drive to snow.
– Meet friends at Seattle Center for Winterfest (train table, choirs, carousel,lights).
– Make challah.
– Look at photos from previous Christmases.
– Decorate the inside of the house.
– Put lights on the house.
– Get the tree.
– Buy a special ornament for this year.
Other ideas that might be of interest.
– Learn to play a holiday song on an instrument.
– Take a moonlit walk in the snow.
– Invite family or friends to have a sleepover.
– Cuddle under a blanket.
– Learn to say ”I Love You” in 5 languages.
– Go ice skating.
– Write 10 things you are thankful for.
– Write down the 10 best memories from the past year.
– Take a ride in a horse-drawn carriage.
– Share your favorite holiday memories.
– Write down your favorite traditions.
– Write down traditions you want to start with your family.
– Bake cookies.
– Ready a book by the fire.
– Watch family videos.
– Have dinner by candlelight.
– Make breakfast food for dinner and eat in your pajamas.
– Deliver gifts to neighbors and friends
– Make popcorn string.
– Make cheerio string.
– Watch the snow fall.
– Make reindeer puppets.
– Build a snowman.
– Eat snow.
– Go sledding.
– Make snow angels.
– Make and send holiday cards.
– Wear silly holiday socks.
– Have hot chocolate with all the fixings.
– Star gaze.
– Go out for sushi.
– Have an indoor picnic.
– Use puppets to tell bedtime story.
– Have breakfast for dinner (snowman pancakes?).
– Have a camp out around the Christmas tree.
– Pack a picnic and have it at a park (or Botanical Gardens).
– Wear fancy dress for dinner time.
– Buy and wrap a gift for a charity organization.
– Make handmade gift tags.
– Get Fish and Chips take-out for dinner and eat down at the beach.
– Fold origami decorations.
– Dance like crazy to music.
– Watch a holiday movie with popcorn.
– Go out for ice cream.
– Take grandparents out to see the Christmas lights.
– Take a holiday-scented bubble bath (like gingerbread or peppermint or eggnog).
– Make your own flavor of ice cream.
– Make snow men, one for each family member.
– Make molassas candy on the snow.
– Paint your lawn by using food coloring on the snow.
– Go christmas caroling, maybe at a local retirement home.
– Go to a local animal shelter and volunteer to take some dogs walking.
– Decorate every door in the house.
– Wrap gifts.
– Donate food to a shelter or food bank.
– Write someone a letter telling them how special they are to you.
– Visit family.
– Bake cookies + deliver them to friends.
– Sing holiday songs.
– Drink spiced cider.
– Attend a holiday concert, choir or play.
– Hang mistletoe.
– Take a drive or walk to see the holiday lights.
– Make a paper snowman.
– Make muffins.
– Make and decorate gingerbread houses.