No matter how you slice it or what values you teach your kids, opening presents is an exciting highlight to the holiday season. Help them appreciate the spirit of giving by volunteering or giving one of their toys to a family in need.
With questionable winter weather, your kids might be more interested in sitting by the fire instead of being active in the outdoors. Get them excited about snow-bound activities and organize a family sledding excursion. When little ones get cold, reward them with a cup of hot chocolate.
Regardless of your religion, there are plenty of ways to help kids enjoy the sounds of the holidays with various Holiday Choirs and performances. Whether it's the Nutcracker Suite, a Gospel Choir, or an annual Christmas Pageant, introduce them to spirit of community by attending an event this season.
Gingerbread? Frosting? Candy? What's not to like? Though creating a gingerbread house has it's challenges (like keeping the walls from collapsing) kids are rewarded with a huge sense of accomplishment.
Decorating the tree brings back warm memories for many -- especially when family members are in charge of specific ornaments as your collection grows.
Regardless of their faith, kids will love spinning the dreidel.
Bundle up the kids, and take a family trip to cut down your own tree. Let the little ones pick their favorite (as long as it will fit!).
Considered a high honor in many homes, lighting the menorah during Hanukkah helps kids participate and grow a fondness for the annual festival of lights.
Whether your kids are skilled on skates or need a helping hand, nothing says holiday cheer like a spin around the rink and a cup of hot chocolate.