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How to get your kids involved in the magic of Christmas

Christmas is the most magical time of the year, no matter how old you are. From wrapping up warm and enjoying time with family and friends, to decorating the tree and hearth with candy canes, Christmas is the perfect time of year to get the younger members of your family involved too. Even if you have older children, or kids who appear slightly more disinterested in sharing in the Christmas spirit, then worry not. Underneath that attitude is a child that is just as inspired by the wonder of Christmas as you are. So why not make a few changes in your household this year? From enjoying time decorating your home, to getting busy in the kitchen, read on to find out how to get your kids more involved this Christmas.

 

Enjoy the season

Even if your children are not sure whether Santa still exists, there’s no reason why they can’t enjoy the best of what the festive season has to offer. From taking a family road trip to enjoy the winter snowscapes to skating at your local ice rink or even making snow angels in your own backyard, if you are lucky enough to have snow, there a whole host of reasons as to why you should enjoy this season. Kids both big and small are sure to love having a long relaxing family walk in the park, while for the younger members of your family there’s nothing more magic than enjoying time in the snow. So don’t be a Scrooge, get out and about and enjoy the colder weather with your kids.

 

Dress the part

All those Christmas family dinners, parties, gatherings and school events can mean that your kids have a more hectic schedule than you. So, it’s important that your little darlings both look and dress the part. Even if you feel that your kids have more than enough clothes, why not treat them to a little bit more magic and sparkle this time of year? From unusual designs to abstract imagery, sites such as Nickis offer a range of unique styles and cuts in their Young Versace kids line. Plus, the magic of Christmas only happens once a year, so why not make sure that this year is extra special for your children?

 

Keep it in the family

From decorating your family room with paper chains to organizing the Christmas menus or getting creative in the kitchen, Christmas is a time of year that the whole family can get involved with. So, if you have relatives staying for the festive fun, then be sure to get them involved with entertaining your little darlings too. Your kids are sure to love spending time with Grandpa and Grandma, while it gives you a chance to prepare the next Christmas related activity. So be sure to share the magic of Christmas with your kids. Any traditions or annual activities that you start in your household could soon become an event that they go on to share with their own little ones!

About the Author

Amanda Acuña an influential Mom Blogger. She created MommyMandy as an online resource to the parenting community. She is married to her high school sweetheart and has three daughters, ages 14,11, 5 and a son who is 2. They currently reside in Texas.

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