We drove downtown, oohing and ahing over all the lights and colors. We then drove through a couple neighborhoods, trying to spy more. It became a little bit of a scavenger hunt at the end.
My five year old kept exclaiming, "I'm so excited. Wow! There's one! There's one!"
At the end of the night, her and I were laughing and exclaiming loudly, "WOW!" whenever we saw more lights then bursting into giggles. The bigger the display, the bigger the Wow!
All in all, it was a fun time. Relatively inexpensive (we made our own snacks and drinks) good, family-bonding time.
This morning, I woke up thinking "How can I carry this into our school/craft time?"
So, this is my answer. Black paper. Washi tape (she used this for the roads). Gel pens. Christmas stickers leftover from last year.
I left the activity pretty open. I told her she could create and decorate her own house or a neighborhood. She chose a neighborhood.
An easy Christmas craft!
Also through December 14th, I highlighted some books because Amazon is having a rare 25% off coupon. Details here.