Kid-approved holiday activities that remind us what the holidays are all about

Kids love, love, LOVE Christmas. The lights, the tree, the presents; it’s magic! The wonderful thing about kids and Christmas is that the simplest joys are often the best.

This holiday season, we’ve put together a list of awesome, kid-approved activities that inspire us to see it through their eyes all over again.

Meaningful kid-approved holiday activities

See the lights

Vancouver shines when it comes to dazzling winter wonderland magic! Take your pick from our top places to see Christmas lights in Metro Vancouver. Stroll through the illuminated displays and sip hot chocolate together as the twinkling lights and carols lift your Christmas spirits.

Decorate the tree together

Whether it’s selecting the “perfect” Christmas tree or decorating it hurricane-style, this special holiday tradition is always a favourite. Hand over the reigns and watch your loved ones take pride in their handiwork. Nothing inspires childlike wonder like handmade decorations hanging alongside precious family heirlooms and nearby presents!

Give thoughtful gifts

Thoughtful gifts mean a lot when they’re made with love. Instead of giving material items, make new memories together by surprising friends and family with shared experiences and fun adventures.

A heartfelt, handwritten letter for your child’s teacher, or a painting for grandparents, will be cherished for years to come.

Invite your kids to brainstorm ideas and create a plan to achieve their mission! Watch them delight in the joy that their thoughtfulness has brought to others.

Help those in need

Children are natural helpers. There are many ways to make difference this time of year, whether its bringing homemade cookies to an elderly neighbour or sponsoring a child around the world.

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Choose a cause that’s meaningful for you and your kids.

Covenant House Vancouver and the Downtown Eastside Women’s Shelter need warm coats, hygiene supplies, and toys right now. Alternatively, donate funds to the Vancouver Food Bank or collect clothing for Big Brothers. If your child is an animal-lover, consider donating towels and pet food to your local rescue shelter.

>>Three ways to give back WITH kids

Make time to play

The options are limitless: Go skating! Paint pottery! Go swimming! Go to an indoor playground. Jump in a foam pit! Nothing makes our kids feel more loved than our time and presence. And isn’t that what this wonderful holiday season is really all about?

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