I have three kids in elementary school so every year when Christmas break rolls around it becomes a big challenge to keep them occupied. One of our favorite activities for killing time and getting into the holiday spirit is to make Christmas cookies. I have an easy Christmas cookie recipe that even the kids can follow and then we decorate them.
A lot of the cookies get eaten but we try to save as many as possible for the big family Christmas get together. It is like the kid's contribution to the festivities.