1. Make a holiday wreath – these are fun and festive
  2. Decorate and fill stockings – try this cute stocking kit
  3. Make pomanders with oranges and cloves – like this
  4. Decorate the house – here are some fun ideas and these mini hat ornaments are adorable and easy to make
  5. Prompt kids to ask about “the olden days” so they can learn about their grandparent’s youth
  6. Play simple card games or board games
  7. Enjoy listening to your older adult’s favorite tunes
  8. Sing holiday songs together – try these holiday classics
  9. Have a family movie night with popcorn, extra pillows, and warm blankets to cuddle under
  10. Have a relaxed chat over tea or coffee
  11. Bake cookies – try these delicious, easy-to-make gingerbread cookies
  12. Cook or prepare favorite holiday foods together
  13. Have a gift wrap party – don’t worry if things aren’t perfectly wrapped, it’s the fun that counts!
  14. Get your older adult’s help with holiday cards – writing, addressing, or sealing envelopes
  15. Ask for their opinions or ideas while you’re shopping online for gifts

5 activities for going out

  1. Stroll around the mall and admire the holiday decorations – go early to avoid the crowds
  2. Take a family walk around the neighborhood or through a local park
  3. Enjoy a delicious meal at a favorite restaurant
  4. Watch a feel-good holiday movie or fun comedy in the theater
  5. Take in a local play or musical

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