Oh man, it has been a long time. But I’m back at it for a quick Christmas post.
This year’s Light the World campaign is a bit simpler than years past with just a list of 50 simple suggestions to spread light and cheer.
50 is more than I can handle right now, and I wanted something geared more towards my kiddos needs and abilities to participate. So I put together my own simplified list with 17 ways to Light the World. I also made a blank one if you wanna fill in your own with some of my ideas and other things that work for you.
I have recently discovered the awesome ability to print things on GIANT paper using a printing service. Through Staples it’s called a blueprint under their document printing, I believe other services may refer to it as engineering prints. It’s regular paper, not a poster (read lots cheaper than a poster), but you can print it real big and put it up on your wall so the kids can see and enjoy it better than a little 8.5×11. I’ve been doing this with a quarterly calendar and bucket list since the beginning of the summer and they love it. I printed my Light the World as an 18x 24 but you can go as big as 36×48.
– Tell Christmas jokes
– Learn to say Merry Christmas in a different language
– Make a card for someone far away
– Gingerbread stables
– Temple lights
– Donate food
– Donate a toy/book
– Sing Christmas songs
– Spend time with friends
– Nativity movie night
– Read a Christmas book
– Live Nativity
– Celebrate miracles (Hannukah)
– Giving Machine
– Christmas Devotional
– Christmas Sequencing (3 part sequencing for little littles) (6 part for pre-school- first grade) Older kids could cut and glue pictures from magazines
– Bethlehem Dinner (we eat Middle Eastern food for Christmas Eve reminiscent of the types of food Jesus would have eaten)