The presents have been bought and wrapped, the food is in the fridge and there’s nothing left to do now but wait for Santa to arrive. Here are some fun activities that will help pass the time and build excitement for the big day!
Make Christmas Eve boxes.
Christmas Eve boxes aren’t just for children, adults love them too! Fill them with a pair of pyjamas or slippers as a main gift, and then add some little items such as hot chocolate with marshmallows, matching cups, chocolates or anything else you can think of. Open them in the evening to help build some excitement.
Bake Christmas goodies.
Why not spend some time in the kitchen with your partner or kids and bake some fresh festive goodies? Cheap and easy to make, there are many different things you can bake, from Gingerbread men to these Christmas star biscuits.
Letters to Santa.
The kids may have already written their wish lists to Santa, but why not write him a different letter. Get your little ones to write to him, telling him what they will be doing on Christmas Eve before he comes, or get them to do him some drawings. Then when the cookies and milk are ready to go out, put the letter with it. (just remember to move it later)
Take some time to curl up on the sofa with your little ones, with the Christmas tree lights on and read some Christmas stories. Help to bring the stories to life and create special memories by putting on different voices as you read their favourite stories. The Works have a great selection of cheap Christmas books that will keep the kids entertained for hours.
Ever wondered how Santa makes it round the world in one night? Well now you can watch him on his journey. Norad Santa Tracker shows Santa on his magical flight to all the different countries around the world. Follow him as he delivers the presents, and don’t forget to leave him his milk and cookies to keep him full of energy for this busy night!