December Activities: Holidays
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Wish Upon a Star 2021 – Family Activity
- Poster board
- Construction paper
- Writing/coloring utensils
- Optional: Star outline for tracing
The New Year is approaching! Reflecting on the past year and setting goals for the year ahead can be helpful. Using construction paper, cut out stars. On each star, family members can write a wish they have for the new year. Hang it in a place where you can revisit your goals/wishes as a family.
Bath snowballs & shapes – Youth activity ages 8-18
- Epsom Salt (2 cups)
- Water (2 tablespoons)
- Food coloring – of your choice
- Essential oils – of your choice
When the weather gets cold, it can be helpful to have lots of coping skills we can practice indoors. Making bath snowballs is one way we can take care of ourselves and stay warm!
Combine Epsom Salt, water, food coloring, and essential oils and firm into a ball. Place it in a spherical /circle mold or into cookie cutters and let sit overnight. The next morning, remove the mold and allow to dry for 2 days.
Throw it in the tub next time you’re taking a bath!
Gratitude game – youth activity ages 3-12
- Small bags of M&M’s (or any set amount of M&M’s)
Finding things we are grateful for during the holidays can help our grieving hearts. Each person gets a packet of M&M’s. Go around in a circle and have each person choose an M&M out of their bag. Depending on the color, respond accordingly with something you are grateful for.
- RED: Name a person you are thankful for
- ORANGE: Name a place you are thankful for
- YELLOW: Name a food you are thankful for
- BLUE: Name a thing you are thankful for
- GREEN: Name something you are thankful for that starts with the same letter as your first name
“One Wave At A Time” by Holly Thompson