Spending your entire Sunday evening sourcing the perfect tree and making a dent in your little one's advent calendar (oops!) means the Christmas countdown is officially on! Hurrah!
In between card writing and navigating Christmas shopping crowds, it's lovely to get your toddler excited for the magical festivities...
...even if all they're interested in is playing with the wrapping paper!
1) Create a countdown
Whether it’s with an Advent calendar
, checking days off together on the kitchen wall planner, or even one of those cute apps on your phone that ticks down the days for you, make a daily moment of telling your toddler how long there is to go.
3) Story time
Some of our favourite festive reads for young children include The Jolly Christmas Postman
(£12.99, Puffin) and the Christmas collection of Mr. Men.
Or indulge in a Christmas film one Sunday evening – think Elf, Miracle On 34th Street or Santa Claus: The Movie - for whole-family fun.
6) Get baking
Gingerbread trees. Biscuit baubles. Snowmen hot chocolate
... Make a mess in the kitchen and let your toddler help you with the mixing/icing/decorating to show them all the fun things involved in the run up to the 25th. Tastes good, too!
8) Elf yourself!
Whether you’re three or 30, there’s huge laughter potential in giving your whole family a dancing elf makeover. Visit elfyourself.com
for the free web tool – all you need are photos to upload.
NOW READ: CHRISTMAS GIFT GUIDE FOR TODDLERS
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