December Activities

December Activity Calendar by Fran W
Every month we make a list of the things we want to do, make and learn. Some things are done as a family, some are done individually. Since there are so many things to do this month, and so many events, we will do our best to get as much in as we can, as long as we find it enjoyable.

As a general rule, when we choose to do something, we make a day of it so we can take our time exploring and discovering all we can about each topic or activity. This is typical of the interest-based method of education we use. We choose a topic, write down what we want to learn about it, and any questions we may have, then brainstorm of some ways we can learn about the topic. 

Below is a list of all the topics we would like to cover this month. Each topic/activity links within this site and is filled with ideas, activities, and resources and offers possible ways to explore it further. Pictures are included to show how we chose to enjoy each topic/activity whenever possible.

December is always extra busy in our home, so after we make a list of fun things to do as a family, we make an activity calendar to hold our list. 

We look forward to allowing each activity to take on a life of its own, mainly because we find it more fun that way, and experience has taught us that the most learning happens when we are fully engaged in what we're doing. We think of it as "Funschooling".

Here's a list of the things we are planning to do. If we don't get to them this year, we will do our best to get to them another time. 
Check back often for updates or connect with me!
Note: Highlighted activities will link directly to the post. 

Christmas/Holiday Activities

Ready to use...
Winter Activities
Other Activities
Look forward to...

  • Decorate the House Day - Decorate the House for the Holidays
  • Holiday Movie Day
  • Gingerbread Day - Gingerbread Activities
  • Cookie Baking Day - Cookie Recipes
  • Christmas/Holiday Diorama
  • Christmas Around the World
  • Polar Express Day
  • Make Christmas/Holiday Gifts
  • Make Christmas Jigsaw Puzzles - 
  • Christmas Song
  • Holiday/Seasonal Story
  • Holiday Decoration Contest
  • Holiday Newsletter
  • Nutcracker
  • Yule Log
  • Homemade Gifts for Kids
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Note: Has this or another activity on Fran's World of Discovery inspired you or someone else in a positive way, or have you featured this activity in a blog post? I invite you to comment and link back to where your post can be found, or tell me what you or your family enjoyed about the post! Thank you!


  1. You are most welcome! I'll be updating as often as possible...stay tuned!

  2. Wow, that's an extensive list. I'm pretty impressed, Fran. Your activities look like a lot of fun and very educational! I would love to learn more about Charles Dickens.

    Thank you so much for linking up with us at the #homeschoollinkup. I can't wait to see what you come up with through the rest of December.

  3. Thank you, Lisa! We are working hard to get it all in!