Create a Christmas bucket list using the chalkboard free printable!
The Christmas bucket list is one of our favorite lists to make. This time of the year is full of magic and wonder making me eager for all the activities. However, it also can be a time of the year when we cram way too much into a small time frame. The result of this is always overwhelming and then the tendency to do nothing.
The key here is to focus on what matters to YOUR family and what fits YOUR family best in this season. Every single family has different priorities and interests so our bucket lists will look different. In the same way, we are all in different seasons. Some of us have babies while others have kids in elementary school. What goes on your bucket list will depend on what season of parenting you are in.
Creating a Christmas Bucket List
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First, take a minute to grab the free printable.
You can use either the blank template or the pre-printed bucket list. I like to use a chalk pen to mark off what activities we do (or you can use this pen to write in the blank template too). There is also an option sent to you to download the bucket list with a different background if you do not want to print the chalkboard style.
Create a wall hanging with the bucket list.
I did this with our fall bucket list and loved it!
- Paint Sticks
- Stain/Paint Brushes
- Hot Glue
Cut the paint sticks to the desired size of your bucket list.
Stain or paint the paint sticks.
Cut the bucket list to fit the paint sticks. I had designed mine to be more narrow.
Once they are dry you are ready to glue the bucket list to the paint sticks. A thin line of glue at the top and bottom is all you need.
Attach the twine to the top by gluing it on the back.
Now, simply hang it in your home where you will see it often!
Using the Christmas Bucket List
Make a plan.
One thing that works well is to take a minute every Sunday to look at the upcoming week, then look at your bucket list and plan out a few of the activities in the weekly plan. This way things will actually happen and not just be on a list.
Give yourself grace.
You are not going to cross off everything from the list and that is okay. The goal is not perfection or to look like a good mom to others. The goal is to cultivate meaningful moments as a family.
Activities on Christmas Bucket List
Christmas Music- Turn on some Christmas music! Have a Christmas dance party with it.
Make Cookies- Whether this means getting a box mix or trying homemade, this is a fun activity.
Donate a Toy
Make Ornaments- Pinterest has some great ideas!
Decorate- Involve the kids in decorating, even if in a small way. My kids love having their own trees in their rooms.
Christmas Craft- Here are some super easy crafts!
Christmas Lights- Drive around your neighborhood or town to see the lights.
Wrap Presents- If you have your kids shop for each other (even small things) then have them help wrap too!
Hot Chocolate- This is one of our favorites, check out this fun idea with it!
Game Night- Try one of these great games!
Christmas Books- Here are some of our favorite books.
Act of Kindness- Check out these great ideas!
Build a Snowman- If you don’t live where there is snow, then break out the play dough!
Candy Canes- Surprise your kids with candy canes after school.
Camp Out by the Tree- One night let your kids sleep out by the Christmas tree
Take a Picture- Whether this is a family selfie or a staged photo, have fun capturing a memory.
Donate Food- We have blessing boxes around town that are fun to fill, look into where you can donate in your town.
Scavenger Hunt- Have fun with this Christmas scavenger hunt.
Christmas Event- We love going to our town’s Christmas parade. What is one thing you can do in your area?
Christmas Dinner- This does not have to be on an actual day, you could plan a special family Christmas dinner on another night.
Ready to get started? Download the free printable bucket list here!
I can’t wait to see what you come up with!