Fun Holiday Activities For the Family: The Polar Express

Can you believe Christmas is almost here? If you're like me your kids are home from school this week, and they're very excited that Christmas is just around the corner. Here's something that would be fun for the whole family. Have a Polar Express pajama party.

Step 1. This is the most important step. Get in some comfy pajamas.

Step 2. Read the book, The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg. It's a fantastic book for kids of all ages. I love the pictures in it! It's a short book, and it's easy to read. Adults can read the book to the kids, or the kids can read it to the parents.

Step 3. Watch the movie. This is one of my favorite holiday movies. Both of my kids still enjoy it. If you haven't seen it, you really need to. Also (random fact) Tom Hanks performs most of the voices in it!

Step 4. Make hot chocolate with your kids. Hot chocolate is a staple in our house practically all year long. There's nothing better than drinking hot chocolate when it's cold outside. You might have your own recipe, or you might like the 'just add water' kind. However if you're looking for a recipe, or you're just in the mood to try something different, check out this one from Martha Stewart.

If you're looking for something a bit more healthier, check out this recipe:

This activity is a great way to spend some quality family time with the little ones. It's also enjoyable for the grownups too!

Happy Holidays!