The kids have been excited about the Christmas tree since it went up. They've loved hanging and rearranging ornaments . Maybe your tree looks like mine with all of the ornaments together in small clumbs, each as tall as one of my children.
I wanted to give my youngest his own Christmas tree to decorate. So I cut a triangle out of green felt. Then I cut a variety of shapes out of whatever felt scraps I could find. Decorating and undecorating his tree kept little man occupied for quite a while
I love making homemade ornaments with the kids to decorate the family Christmas Tree and creating keepsakes for years to come. We made simple cardboard ornaments this year. I cut shapes out of a cardboard box waiting to be recycled. The kids painted their shapes with red and green washable paint. Then we decorated ornaments with glitter glue, sequins, and stickers. I had some gold embroidery floss that we wrapped around the ornaments leaving a loop to hang them on the tree.
Salt dough ornaments are also a lot of fun to make with little ones (here's a link to my recipe for salt dough).
Give ornaments to your neighbors. Hang a tag on each ornament hook with an invitation to your church's Christmas Eve service. Be sure to include service dates and times as well as directions to your church.
I would have loved to make these adorable apple ornament snacks, but I didn't have time. So we just had sliced apples with peanut butter.
Deck the Halls
Let's Decorate the Christmas Tree
Fancy Nancy: Splendiferous Christmas, by Jane O'Connor
The Polar Express, by Chris Van Allsburg