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25 ideas to spend quality time together as a foster family this Christmas.

The festive season is now well and truly upon us and this year we have something very special to share with you. At this time of year we can all feel a lot of pressure to spend lots of money on presents for our children. Whilst of course we recognise gifts are a big part of Christmas, we urge you all to try and remember this quote in the lead up to Christmas Day , “Children need our PRESENCE more than they need our PRESENTS “.

Children, be they part of a foster family or your own, need quality time with their caregivers. When you look back on Christmases from your childhood, do you remember every gift you received or do you remember that lovely magical warm feeling that comes from spending time with those who love you?

This year, to encourage families in all shapes and sizes to spend quality time together and to help children who may have experienced traumatic Christmases in the past make new memories, we have made an alternative advent calendar. Each day on our social media channels we have been sharing a prompt for something festive you can do together as a family, whether it’s your first Christmas as a foster family or you have been a parent for ten years or more. Here are all 25 ideas from our advent calendar for you in one place, we hope you all enjoy the festive season and are able to make some happy new memories together.

25 ideas to spend quality time together as a foster family this Christmas.

1 Make a Christmas playlist

2 Share a Christmas memory

3 Make a Christmas tree decoration

4 Write a list of Christmas films to watch

5 Create a Christmas picture

6 Play a board game

7 Go for a walk to see the Christmas lights

8 Have a screen free evening

9 Bake Christmas cookies

10 Let the children make the plans

11 Take family photos by the Christmas tree

12 Go to a carol concert

13 Make your favourite festive food

14 Share a game you played at Christmas when you were a child

15 Go for a walk around the Christmas market

16 Talk about what Christmas means to you

17 Wrap up and go for a walk in the woods

18 Start a Christmas scrap book

19 Go to the library and find Christmas books to read

20 Make up a story all about Christmas

21 Build a gingerbread house

22 Sit together and drink hot chocolate

23 Talk about your favourite Christmas adverts

24 Start a new Christmas tradition

25 Have a merry Christmas

Could 2020 be the year you join our independent fostering agency and become a foster carer? Imagine loving and supporting a child who needs you next year and having an extra person sat around the table eating Christmas dinner with you in 12 months time. If you think fostering may be for you, please get in touch with our team.