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Easy and Family-Friendly Holiday Bucket List

family-friendly holiday bucket list

If you follow me on Instagram (@madisonthomsonphotography) you know that I love my 5-item daily checklist and now I get to add holiday activities to it! We busted out the Christmas decorations last week and I’m ready to jump into all of the holiday baking, movies, and books galore. I realized early on that if I don’t plan our holiday activities or put them on my checklist they often get forgotten in the business at the end of the year.

Then it’s Christmas and I feel like I haven’t soaked in all the family moments that I wanted to capture. This year is going to look a little different for us since a lot of the local Fresno things we love to do aren’t going to happen, but I won’t let that get me down! I made a family-friendly holiday bucket list full of easy holiday activities that can be done at home with minimal effort but result in lots of holiday cheer and love.

Click the link below and download the bucket list to print and hang it in your home. Pick a place where you can see it easily and find small ways to celebrate during the holiday season.

MTP Family-Friendly Holiday Bucket List

  1. Write a letter to Santa
  2. Make ornaments for the tree
  3. Decorate gingerbread houses
  4. Read Christmas books by the tree
  5. Candy cane hunt around the house
  6. Watch Mr. Kruger’s Christmas
  7. Devlier neighbor gifts
  8. Drive around the see the lights
  9. Watch a Christmas concert
  10. Sleep under the Christmas tree
  11. Donate to the Red Buckets
  12. Make homemade hot chocolate
  13. Donate old toys
  14. Christmas lip-sync battles
  15. Eat Grinch kabobs and watch The Grinch
  16. Watch new Netflix Christmas movies
  17. Read the Nativity story
  18. Cuddle by the fire
  19. Cut out snowflakes
  20. Dance party to Christmas songs
  21. Capture these 20 fun holiday photos of your family

Download your family-friendly holiday bucket and start checking items off. Let the merriment begin!

2020 MTP Holiday Bucket List

Download Family-Friendly Holiday Bucket List

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