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Any special ideas for Christmas activities with teenagers?

All 3 of my kids are teens and I'd like to do something special with them for Christmas (that won't cost a lot). Any ideas?

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Asked by ceallaigh at 9:19 PM on Oct. 5, 2010 in Holidays

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  • When I was 16, I still liked to go for rides looking at christmas lights, snowball fights with the whole family, baking cookies & other things. Shopping for everyone was always fun too. Ecspecially for girls. GL, and have fun :)

    Answer by Jessica1991 at 9:23 PM on Oct. 5, 2010

  • bite the bullet and actually gather all you can and go Christmas carolling aroudn the neighborhood stopping at each house! i did thisonce as a teen in brooklyn and had SOOO much fun, one man even wanted to give us money!! loll we ran away from him. bake cookies and get the kids to do the steps. Make ornaments liek when they were little!! glitter and rick-rack and shapes and names and stuff. go to a church and donate some clothes or coats or participate in a jesse tree in a catholic church, where you take an ornament with a need off the tree, then fulfill the need or gift and brign it in and place under the tree for Christmas. go shopping for stuff together, do an advent wreath where you light a candle each week and pray, for Christmas awaiting it, then it is here@! go to church together. Sing carols inside with candles on from a songbook!!! And invite their frienfs fo rthis too. write the cards out together. wrap together

    Answer by silverelf at 9:33 PM on Oct. 5, 2010

  • Make Treats. Especially decorating sugar cookies.
    Make decorations for the treet or to hang around the house. Like Paper Garlands or something.

    Answer by JazzlikeMraz at 10:01 PM on Oct. 5, 2010

  • OH! Help out at a soup kitchen. If you guys are crafty knit scarves, gloves, or sew quilts and donate them to shelters!

    Answer by JazzlikeMraz at 10:01 PM on Oct. 5, 2010

  • Maybe you could adopt a child for christmas as a family, and have each of your kids choose one small item for that child. It doesn't need to cost a lot. You can get a small toy, maybe an outfit or clothing item, a book, coloring book, etc. There is a group here called giveaways for needy moms, and they have a few moms looking for help for christmas for their children. You can also adopt a child locally i belive the salvation army has an angel tree where you can choose a child off of the tree and get them a gift.

    Answer by Kainalu55 at 12:15 AM on Oct. 6, 2010

  • I agree with having them do the Angel tree. My kids LOVED doing that last year, and it doesn't even have to be an expensive gift. In fact, we picked a 3 year old little girl, and we got her a coloring book, 24 piece puzzle, and a little comb set all for under $5 :)

    Look around online or in the newspapers for Christmas plays, Living Nativities, or Christmas reenactments. My DS and I went to a 19th Century Christmas reenactment last year, and it was SO much fun seeing what the kids did in the 1800's for Christmas. They had a yule log, made homemade ornaments from nature items and dried apple slices, played games from the time period, sang carols, it was so much fun. We are all going as a family this year, and it will be a full day thing and only cost us $20! And if your local zoo does ZooLights, that's always a nice thing to go to!

    Answer by AprilDJC at 1:55 PM on Oct. 6, 2010

  • start off going out for breakfast, then you all pick out decorations together then go christmas shopping together go home that evening order pizza put on christmas songs and wrap gifts and since their teens stay up late watching family movies with christmas candies egg nog and snacks

    Answer by 1LovelyAngel at 5:48 PM on Oct. 17, 2010

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