How to Make Your Children Understand the True Value of Christmas

Christmas is a magical time to teach your children the joy of giving, why we should be helping others, and the importance of spending time together. Here are some excellent ways you can help your children develop the spirit of giving this Christmas.


• Donate Old Books, Toys, and Clothes

Do a pre-Christmas cleanout with your children and donate unwanted items. Not only does this get your kids to help you clean, but you will also help them understand the idea of a generous donation.

• Give Food Donations

Include your children in your grocery shopping and teach them the importance of helping others by donating food to a family in need. There are many charities out there that will gratefully accept your food donations.

• Encourage Your Children to Spend Time with Others 

True Christmas spirit lies in helping others and spending time with them. You can encourage your child to communicate more with an old friend, family member, or friendly neighbor.

• Arrange a Food or Toy Donation Point 

Have your children help organize a food or toy donation point at their daycare or school. They will surely love making posters and setting up a collection point for a good cause. Later, you can also guide them to distribute the donated goods to a charity.

• Find a Wishing Tree

During Christmas, many stores collect donations for charities at their wishing tree. Your child will love to visit these shops, wrap a gift of their choice and place it under a wishing tree. This can be an excellent and practical way to help your children learn to be considerate of others.

• Give Away a Gift

You might have heard of the saying of giving your child 'one thing they want, one thing they need and one thing to read.' Extend this saying to include 'one thing to give' to help your child learn more about the spirit of giving. Just have your child help wrap a gift that they would like for someone to have for Christmas. 

• Find Secret Ways of Giving

Children are fond of finding secret ways of being part of the Christmas magic! Encourage your child to pick flowers or bake Christmas treats to give to neighbors, teachers, or family members. This is a simple act that will teach your children the joy of giving.

These are some ways in which you can help your children understand the true value of Christmas.


Dorothy Hastings

Dorothy Hastings is the Director of First School, which are three preschool and child care centers located throughout Southern California. First School provides a hands-on approach to preschool education and Child Care Programs that emphasizes all around child development. In addition to their intuitive academic approach, First School also focuses on developing a child's social skills and self-confidence, which is made possible in their intimate learning atmosphere.

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