With presents galore, it can be hard to keep the kids grateful of how lucky they are at Christmas time.
Here are some great ways to keep the kids
- Donate: Get the kids to go through their toys, books and clothes and donate some to a charity or local op shop. Good quality donations can be bought by or given to less fortunate families. I find that with my kids when I talk about children who don’t have the same toys, the kids are happy to donate some of their least used. Getting the kids to choose and not you gives them the choices to make donations to help out.
- Buy: Get the kids to buy a toy and place it under the wishing tree at Kmart or buy some extra food and donate to a local charity/food drive. The kids will love choosing something for another child.
- Limit: Ask family to limit what they buy for the kids and not to go overboard with presents. Kids will actually be more grateful with less than an abundance of presents.
- Volunteer: Local charities would love some help in the lead up to Christmas with packing food hampers, collecting donations etc. Bigger kids could help out with you.
- Giving: Focus the kids on giving to family you are giving gifts to so they enjoy giving not just receiving. Get the kids involved in the gift choice or get them to make something special to give.
How do you keep your kids grateful at Christmas?
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