This calendar was inspired by the activities and suggestions offered on Still Learning Something New’s December Special Days Calendar.
These activities are for the week of December 9-15,
but can be enjoyed any time of the season!
A Charlie Brown Christmas Debut 1965 – Check your local listings and library for this movie. Learn about the show and make a trivia game with the facts you find most interesting. If you need a little help making your game, use the link provided in the title.
Christmas Card Day – Host a Christmas card making party. Ask everyone to bring something to help make the party a little more special: Seasonal paper, stickers, cutting tools (scissors, punches, cutters, etc.), glitter and other fun items.
World Wide Candle Lighting Day – Learn about candles, and make your own. Find out more about this day too.
Make An Ornament – Make 3-D shaped ornaments from paper and as a fun challenge, turn a recycled item into an ornament. Use a cardboard tube to make this star ornament. This ball ornament is made from a recycled plastic bottle.
Ginger Bread House Day – Turn a small milk/juice carton into a ginger bread house. The link provided offers great links.
Hot Cocoa Day – Make a batch of homemade hot cocoa mix, then add a special twist and enjoy. This recipe goes great with holiday movies! 😎
Poinsettia Day – Learn about poinsettias and take care of one during the holiday season and beyond.
Fold Seasonal Origami Shapes – Fold up some seasonal and holiday origami shapes. Use them as ornaments for your tree, as little gifts, for the front of a holiday card, or make winter scene with them.
Christmas Bird Count Week begins – Find out how you can get involved in this program. Bring birds to your house with the tips in this bird watching post.
Deck the Halls Day – Decorate the house while listen to Christmas songs. Here’s a classic version of Deck the Halls by Nat King Cole that you can listen to. This video offers 3 hours of Christmas music.
Roast Chestnuts Day – Have you ever tried chestnuts? This video will show you how to pick, prepare, and cook them.
Play A Seasonal Game of Guess My Word – Play a game of Guess My Word (played like Hangman but with a fun twist), with a Christmas, holiday, or seasonal theme. Other fun Holiday game ideas can be found here.
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