A friend of mine posted a photo of Valentine’s candy on a store shelf on Facebook on December 26. Seriously, the Holidays are over already? Hold on for a moment, I am still feeling the Christmas spirit. If you feel the same, then this winter break activity is perfect to make the cheer linger a little longer: Make a scrapbook with your kids to capture this year’s Holiday memories!
Ideas to get you and your children started on a Holiday Memories scrapbook:
- Set the mood: Spread the holiday cheer one last time by lighting candles and playing seasonal music. There is no need for listening to Christmas carols over and over again. Many music artists have released wonderful “non-Christmas-y” winter albums. One of my very favorite ones is If On a Winter’s Night by Sting. It’s pure musical winter magic.
- While we’re on music, have each family member write down the title of his or her favorite Holiday song this year.
- Decorate the cover of your Holiday Memories scrapbook with leftover gift-wrapping paper, ribbons and bows.
- Write your own version of “T’was the Night Before Christmas” together, adding details of how your family spent Christmas Eve in anticipation this year.
- Have the kids write up the menu of the festive Holiday meal you all enjoyed together as if it were a menu from a fancy restaurant – use fancy handwriting, decorate the page with paper lace cut from a paper doily, etc.
- Dedicate a page to the gifts every family member received – so you can remember them next year (or when the kids write their Thank You notes)!
- Print out paper copies of your favorite family photos you took during the Holidays. You can even get creative with the photo-editing program on your computer to add special effects
ZISBOOMBAH RECIPES: Ideas quick snacks to enjoy while your family is working on the Holiday Memories scrapbook
- PB&J Bites
- Happy-Ola Granola Snack
- Fresh Fruit with Pomegranate-Vanilla Agave Nectar Sauce
- Wrap Me Up – Tortilla Rolls
- Sneaky S’mores (with hidden veggies!)