31 Things to Do in December 2021 - Family Friendly

(Updated 12/2/2022.)

You're looking for family-friendly and educational things to do with your little learners this December, and we want to help! We've selected daily holidays and paired them with activity links for you and your little learner. Choose between:

In addition, consider checking out our previous December posts:

December 2021 Idea for EVERY Day Calendar

We paired daily holidays with family-friendly and educational links to help you celebrate EVERY day this December. Choose from the embedded version or print your own. Find links to more December calendars on our JOY for Today page.

BLANK December 2021 Calendars

Use these blank calendars in a way that suits you. Or, use them to participate in . . .

THIS MONTH'S CHALLENGE: Document an act of love displayed each and every day.

Choose the Bible verse or inspirational quote version.

Bible Verse

James 1:17 in top left with blue and white nativity background and red and green calendar theme.
Download your 2021 Bible Verses calendar.

Inspirational Quote

31 Things to Do in December

Each number corresponds to its date and paired holiday.
  1. Stand up (or sit down) for what you believe in.
  2. Thank a special education teacher.
  3. Take time to be thankful for the home you live in.
  4. Enjoy a cookie.
  5. Volunteer, or make a plan to.
  6. Do something kind (in secret) for someone else.
  7. Watch or read about Pearl Harbor.
  8. Pick out, set up, or add a decoration to your Christmas tree.
  9. Fill out a Christmas card (or two).
  10. Talk about peace-spreading ideas at dinner.
  11. Decorate a gingerbread house (or cookie).
  12. Light a candle for someone whose flame still burns on through your life.
  13. Sip on cocoa.
  14. Roast chestnuts while listening to The Christmas Song.
  15. Recognize the struggle you successfully face head-on each day and celebrate it.
  16. Sip tea and talk about the Boston Tea Party.
  17. Serve a breakfast with maple syrup.
  18. Hang a wreath in honor of a fallen soldier.
  19. Hang some holly while listening to Holly Jolly Christmas.
  20. Play a game with your family or friends.
  21. Celebrate the beginning of winter.
  22. Make cookies to give to someone else.
  23. Hold a dinnertime discussion on ancestry.
  24. Engage in Christmas Eve festivities.
  25. Cherish the why of Christmas.
  26. Write thank you notes. Honor the gifts that you've been given.
  27. Make paper snowflakes and hang them up.
  28. Play a game of cards with your family or friends.
  29. Enjoy a hearty stew for dinner.
  30. Reflect on and celebrate growth over the past year.
  31. Get ready for 2022!

Before You Go, We'd Love to Know:

  1. A special tradition you look forward to each December.
  2. How you make sure not to get lost in Christmas expectations.
Praying this December you find the JOY in every day.

At Your Service,
Red bowl with gray steam rising and Wolfe Stew inscribed on the front.

Interested in even more educational resources?  Then stop by our Learning Lab.  It's here where we store all the educational resources we've cooked up to date.


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