As a family, we try every year to focus on the true meaning of Christmas – the birth of Christ and his life. Last year we participated in the #lighttheworld challenge at mormon.org. We loved it so much that we have been doing it again this year.
My oldest son is in college, and I remember how stressful finals week always was for me. We decided to fill a box of snacks that can be eaten on the run, so the students that aren’t taking time for meals can just grab something that’s a little better than candy and carbonated drinks.
First we wrapped up a cardboard box with Christmas wrapping paper. You could just pick up an inexpensive basket from the Dollar Store if you prefer.
After that, I printed off the sign and taped it to the front of the box.
We headed to Costco and picked up a bunch of healthy snacks – nuts, fruit leather, beef jerky, etc. (I wish I would have remembered to pick up some fruit, that would have been perfect as well.) After we stuffed the box full of all the food, we dropped it off in the lobby of my son’s college apartment.
We left the extra food with my son so that he can refill the box after it gets empty. My kids all had fun, and I won’t be surprised if they ask to do it again next year. 🙂
If you want to do this activity with your family, you can use the printables below. Just click the red link. Merry Christmas!
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