10 Ways to Light Up Christmas With Kids

There’s something magical about all of the Christmas lights out in December.  Adults like me and my husband love them, but they are even more wondrous to the littles.  The look on my daughter’s face with a slight tint of Christmas light is so special to me that I want to recreate it however I can.  So here are 10 Ways to Light Up Christmas With Kids.  Keep reading for this week’s installment of the Love to Learn Linky, too.  This post contains affiliate links.

10 Ways to Light Up Christmas has fun ideas for games, activities and more. All for kids but fun for adults too.


10 Ways to Light Up Christmas With Kids

There are so many fun things to do this holiday season. How do you pick just one?  We sometimes left my daughter play the roll.  And here’s what she helped me pick on Pinterest :)

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  1. Take a Christmas light drive around the neighborhood.  We like to cozy up in our sweats, put the kiddo in her jammies and drive around looking for the most interesting lights.  Thermoses full of hot chocolate make it even more fun!
  2. Do a Christmas Light Scavenger Hunt.  (The Golden Gleam)
  3. Go to the zoo for zoo lights.  Most zoos around the country do a special event where they decorate the zoo full of Christmas lights.  Check out your local zoo for details.  Oakland Zoo is our home zoo….
  4. Make a Christmas Star Lantern.  (The Practical Mom)
  5. Make some luminarias.  (Mother’s Messy Madness)
  6. Glow in the Dark stuff isn’t just for Halloween!  I love these Glow in the Dark Christmas Window Stickers {affiliate} and Candy Cane Glow Sticks {affiliate}.
  7. Make a Light Table.  (Tinkerlab)
  8. Then play Christmas Lights on it.  (Still Playing School)
  9. Decorate the Kids’ Rooms with lights.  (Hands On As We Grow)
  10. And of course, have the kids help you hang your own Christmas lights.  On the tree, on the house or on the car like I saw today on the freeway!

To see more amazing kids’ activities featured this week, check out my co-hosts posts:

10+ Christmas Language & Math Activities for Preschoolers from One Time Through

Free Christmas Printable Pack & Learning Printables from A Little Pinch of Perfect

Christmas Picture & Word Tracing Printables from Totschooling

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Left Brain Craft BrainLeft Brain Craft Brain (leftbraincraftbrain.com):  Anne is an ex-engineer, current stay-at-home mama writing about crafty ways to encourage creativity (and brain power!) in our kids.  Each of her projects gives kids the chance to learn about a new subject and do something crafty at the same time.


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Totschooling (totschooling.net): Viviana is a blogging mom to a toddler and a preschooler, sharing ideas and resources for early education. She specializes in unique, hands-on printable activities that are educational, fun and inspire creativity in young minds.


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A Little Pinch of Perfect (alittlepinchofperfect.com):  Katie combines creativity, play, and learning for the perfect mishmash of fun activities that keep kiddos entertained throughout the day. She wholeheartedly believes in the power of play and feels that all activities naturally provide a fun way to learn.


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One Time Through (onetimethrough.com): Sue is an Elementary School Teacher currently on leave to be at home with her preschooler son.  She shares ideas for connecting and learning with kids through meaningful, play-based activities that nurture curiosity and creativity.


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7 thoughts on “10 Ways to Light Up Christmas With Kids”

    1. leftbraincraftbrain

      We go on light drives every weekend in December, a new location each time :) Have a great weekend!

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