12 Days of Christmas gifts

Here is something we started doing 2 years ago. We give the kids small presents until the Feast of the Epiphany. The kids really enjoyed doing this. I couldn't think of a food gift for each day, we improvised. A lot of these can be given in a gift bag every day.

ON THE FIRST DAY OF CHRISTMAS, your true love gave to you...a partridge in a pear tree. Sorry, but we can't find the partridge, so we are givng you some pears from the tree the partridge flew away from. (Give them a basket of pears, or maybe a can of pears per child.)

ON THE SECOND DAY OF CHRISTMAS, your true love gave to you...two turtle doves...but dont' have any...will candy turtles do? ( A pack of candy turtles for each child.)

ON THE THIRD DAY OF CHRISTMAS, your true love gave to you...three French hens...well, we don't have any French hens, so we're giving you some chicken noodle soup, compliments of the three French hens. (Make some Cornish hens for dinner, or give them 1 can of their favorite chicken noodle soup.)

ON THE FOURTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS, your true love gave to you...four calling birds...we can't find those calling birds though because they flew off! (Make some chicken wings for dinner.)

ON THE FIFTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS, your true love gave to you...five golden rings, but sorry, we're too poor for golden rings, but will some golden pineapple rings do? (a fresh pineapple, or 5 cans of pineapple rings.)

ON THE SIXTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS, your true love gave to you...six geese a laying, but we know you don't really want the mess of six geese all over your house, do you? How about some eggs that they left behind! (Make deviled eggs as an appetizer today, or give some chocolate eggs.)

ON THE SEVENTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS, your true love gave to you...seven swans a swimming! OK, we looked for the swans, but couldn't find them, but we did find some bubble bath they used while they were swimming! (Some bottles of bubble bath.)

ON THE EIGHTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS, your true love gave to you...eight maids a-milking. Here is some milk we got from the eight maids -- we think they must have been milking some brown cows! (Make some hot chocolate, or give them their own pack of hot cocoa.)

ON THE NINTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS, your true love gave to you...nine ladies dancing...Here are some pop rocks that are sure to dance in your mouth! (a packet of pop rocks for each child.)

ON THE TENTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS: your true love gave to you...ten lords-a-leapin' - here are some jacks, the ball will be jumping instead of leapin'! (Give the kids a pack of jacks.)

ON THE ELEVENTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS, your true love gave to you...eleven pipers piping, so here is a pipe of your own, have fun with it! (A bubble pipe and bubble solution.)

ON THE TWELFTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS, your true love gave to you...twelve drummers drumming, but we figured twelve drummers drumming would take up way too much room, so we drummed up some cookies for you...hope they keep this from being just another hum-"drum" day for you! (Give them a plate of cookies.) Pin It

1 comment:

  1. These are such great ideas Ruth!! Thank you for sharing them with all of us! Merry Christmas!

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