Before I had kids, I imagined baking with my small children would be a routine activity that would be filled with smiles and laughter and all things wonderful. Reality: it’s not like that at all. Involving small children in holiday prep will take more time than doing everything by yourself. But, there will still be smiles and memory-making! I’m utilizing Walmart store pickup and Walmart.com two-day shipping and savings this holiday season to save myself some time. I’d rather spend time with my family than run errands anyway!
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Stock up on essentials at Walmart with free pickup in store, or two-day shipping. If you need it ASAP, you can get it ASAP! They make it easy to maximize your family time this season. Here are 5 ways to involve small children in holiday prep:
Let them help with the ornaments
There’s a tired old phrase that is filled with truth: they’re only little once. Our family tree has a disproportionate amount of ornaments on the bottom of the tree. You know what? I actually love it! I know that this time will soon pass and one day I will miss the clumps of ornaments at the bottom of the tree.
Provide something that’s all their own
A couple years ago, we snagged great deals on 2-ft trees after the holidays. Now each of our children has a tree to call their own. It brings me joy to hear their excitement as they decorate their special trees.
Listen to their opinions on your outdoor holiday decor
Everyone has opinions about which lights to use and where to put the inflatable snowman. Hear your kids out and take some of their advice! This is a great confidence-builder for your kids, too.
Enlist their help with small chores
Our children love to be helpers! We play up small tasks as a large help to our family unit and they run with those tasks. Have kids restock the bathrooms with toilet paper to prepare for your guests, or open boxes of tissues for the bathrooms!
Select family-friendly cookie recipes
A complicated recipe will make it challenging for little ones to help bake with you. Pick something simple and involve them in the process from start to finish!
What does your family most enjoy doing together this time of year? Don’t forget to stock up on your essentials – Viva, Scott, Cottonelle, and Kleenex – at Walmart!