Looking for a free printable holiday checklist? We’ve got a Christmas bucket list and some fun ideas for things you can do with your kids. Make this season magical by writing a family bucket list filled with activities that will bring joy and togetherness. Here are 10 delightful ideas to make your Christmas season unforgettable, and a blank checklist.

A blank Christmas checklist with a Christmas tree drawing in the upper right.

10 ideas for your Christmas bucket list

  • Host a Christmas Craft Night: Set out materials for making holiday-themed crafts. From paper snowflakes to handmade cards, to a funny elf craft, let your children’s imaginations run wild.

Click here for 20+ construction paper Christmas crafts for kids

  • Bake and Decorate Christmas Cookies: Spend an afternoon in the kitchen baking an array of festive cookies. Let the little ones get creative with icing and sprinkles to make delicious, edible works of art. While you have your ingredents out, set aside some sugar and oatmeal to whip up some Magic Reindeer Food.

After baking your cookies, save some for this free printable Christmas cookie tic tac toe

  • Go on a Christmas Light Scavenger Hunt: Explore your neighborhood to find the best-decorated houses. Create a list of festive displays, and embark on a magical Christmas light scavenger hunt.
  • Build a Gingerbread House: Unleash your family’s creativity by constructing and decorating a gingerbread house. It’s a sweet and festive activity that allows everyone to showcase their artistic talents.

For more gingerbread fun, make these three gingerbread man crafts.

  • Watch a Christmas Movie Marathon: Cozy up with blankets and hot cocoa for a Christmas movie marathon. Choose family favorites, old classics, and animated films to create a festive cinematic experience.
  • Volunteer as a Family: Instill the spirit of giving by volunteering together. Choose a local charity or participate in a community service project to spread joy to those in need.
  • Make DIY Advent Calendars: Build excitement throughout December by creating personalized advent calendars. Fill each day with small surprises, notes, or treats for your children to discover.
  • Host a Christmas Pajama Party: Plan a cozy night in with a Christmas pajama party. Watch movies, play games, and enjoy holiday snacks all while dressed in festive sleepwear.
  • Create a Family Holiday Playlist: Compile a playlist of your family’s favorite Christmas songs. Play it while decorating the tree, baking cookies, or during any fun family activity.

As parents of young children, the holiday season is an opportunity to create cherished memories that will last a lifetime. By incorporating these 10 Christmas family bucket list ideas into your December, you’ll not only make the season magical but also strengthen the bonds that make your family unique. Have a happy holiday!

Click here for your free printable holiday checklist

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