1. Christmas Eve Busy Box. Fill a wrapped box with crafts, activity books, markers, cozy slippers, hot chocolate and marshmallows for the little ones to open and keep busy waiting for Santa to arrive.
2. Christmas Eve Scavenger Hunt. Print out this premade list or create your own, then pack into the car to view Christmas lights and see whether you can find them all.
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3. Secret Santa with a twist. Pull names from a hat, choose a low dollar amount (less than $5) and take a ride to the nearest store. Find gifts without being seen (kids should be split between the parents). Come home and exchange the gifts.
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4. Play the Tommy Wright Game. Wrap enough small gifts for each person (things like lip balm, lottery tickets, candy, etc). Have each person pick up a gift. One person reads the Tommy Wright story (find it here). Each time the person says "right" or "left" in the story the gifts pass in that direction. Whatever gift you have at the end of the story is yours to keep.
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5. Play Christmas themed Minute-to-Win it games like these. This one picture below is my favorite but there are tons more!
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