November 24, 2009

Katydid's Favorite Things of the Season

With Christmas quickly approaching, I've been thinking about the holiday traditions that I loved doing as a child and ones that I'd like to continue or add with SoJo. As part of Twitter Moms, I'm sharing 5 of my favorite holiday activities to do with my child. Now that my son is a toddler, I think it will be a little more exciting this Christmas for us all.

A few things we want to try this year:

1. Visiting a local park that is decorated with lights for the holidays. They really do a nice job, and it's free. On certain weekends, they have live Christmas music too. There's a concession stand that sells hot cocoa, and one building has a model train set up.

2. Baking cookies, of course! And eating them too.
Snack mix from last year
3. Making salt dough ornaments together for the grandparents.

4. Teaching him the words to Christmas carols. He loves repeating nursery rhymes and songs, so I'm sure he'll enjoy this.

5. Shopping for a toy together to donate to Toys For Tots. I always want to incorporate some kind of charitable act(s) during the Christmas Season.

What are your favorite things to do with your little ones?

Disclosure: As a result of participating in this, I may receive a gift card from Twitter Moms.


  1. We always drive to 34th Street to see the lights in the neighborhood, do you?
    I also try to make sure we go to see The Nutcracker at some point during the holidays at a local theater.
    Every year at Christmastime, we spend a few evenings by the fire watching a movie and all of stringing popcorn for the tree.
    Soren is certainly going to appreciate the holidays this year:)

  2. I love baking cookies and donating gifts to those in need as well!

  3. Excellent ideas! I have not made salt dough ornaments in such a long time. I want to again. We usually do a few movie nights with classics.

  4. Those are all wonderful things! :)

    We're just starting to make our traditions too...

  5. We always go to the local park to view the Christmas displays every year as well(although there isn't music or a concession).
    Of course baking cookies is a must!
    Another thing that we do is me and my sister always exchange with each other on Christmas Eve.


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