Over the past few Christmas seasons, Matt and I have worked hard to remind the boys that the Christmas season is a time to GIVE and focus on FAMILY, LOVE and CHRIST. Not the "getting" and not Santa.
We do this in several ways. We participate in Operation Christmas Child, we donate our outgrown coats and clothes, we adopt a family or child off a Christmas Tree, we make donations to local food banks and we donate toys the boys don't need anymore.
In addition to those activities, we have our 25 days of Christmas advent countdown. In the past these activities have been more fun things - less giving oriented. This year, I want to tie in a few more activities that inspire the giving atmosphere. But I'm stumped! I can't come up with more than 5 or 6 that I have. :/
Can you help? What are some things you do? Or some ideas you have that would be appropriate for a 4 year old and an 8 year old? (I'm not willing to take them to a soup kitchen just yet.) Activities could take as little as 5 minutes and as long as an hour or two. I'm open to just about anything!!