I remember the day I found my baby teeth in a box.
If there was no Tooth Fairy, then there was no Easter Bunny, and oh no….NO SANTA! 
In one quick moment all the magic of the holidays was over.
I was about 9 years old.  From that moment the holidays changed a little especially because I was the youngest child.
Tweens are at a stage when they are trying to become independent and struggle with being big kids while they still really enjoy the joys and traditions of holidays for kids.  Now that my boys are tweens, they are begging not to get their picture taken with Santa however, they still love many of our family activities and traditions.
Here are our family traditions and activities to keep the holidays magical and emphasize family time and connections.

Holiday Traditions & Activities for Tweens and Teens



Blindfold Snowman Drawings
Snowman Painting
Paper Snowflakes



If they have younger siblings, recruit their help as your Santa’s helper.  They might enjoy helping with the Elf on the Shelf adventures, reading Christmas stories to their siblings and organizing family festivities.
Host a party for their friends and play Snowball Games and other minute to win it style games.
If they act “too cool” for some of the holiday activities, remind them they are family traditions.  Once they start the activity they usually have a blast.
Click the links above for directions for some of the specific activities. For more great holiday ideas and resources, Follow my Christmas & Winter Pinterest Board.  For other educational resources and ideas, follow me on Pinterest.

Happy Holidays from ThinkingIQ!


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