There is one thing my preschooler always loves doing, and that is eating sugar-filled anything. It is our tradition then to bake Christmas treats for friends each year. Preparing Christmas treats and giving them to friends is a simple and fun activity for young children. We share Christmas treats to show that we care.One way a child can serve during the holidays is to share Christmas treats.

What Christmas Treats to Give

Everyone has their favorite Christmas treats! Here are some of mine.

  • Chocolate fudge
  • White chocolate fudge
  • Peppermint bark. Super easy for kids to make!
  • Walnut cookies (also called snowball cookies)
  • Sugar cookies
  • Chocolate chip cookies
  • Gingerbread cookies
  • Chocolate dipped pretzels

The list could go on and on!  Add your favorites to the list as well.

Giving Christmas Treats with Young Children

For my little ones, giving treats to people is a a delightful treat to them as well. They beg to be the one to deliver the treats to the door. They follow up with the friends to ask them (later) if they enjoyed the cookies (etc.). They remember.

Making treats will not always be a perfect display of design. I let my kids decorate the sugar cookies just this last week. Let me say, when you mix red and green sprinkles together, the cookie will look brown. It may not look very neat at all. But the act of decorating and the act of giving will be a blessing to your child as well as the receiver.

Consider decorative tins or take-away boxes as the packaging for your treats.

Kids love to share Christmas treats because they know how much they themselves love them!

TL;DR

In summary, here’s the scoop.

Service: Prepare Christmas treats and deliver them to family and friends.

Cost: Cost of baking supplies.

Time investment: 1-2 hours of baking+ delivery time.

More Ideas

This post is the last in my mini-series, 5 Days of Christmas Service for a Family with Young Children. Check the links below to see what else we’re working on this year!

Get your children in the giving mood with this mini-series: 5 Days of Christmas Service for Families with Young Children

Find more Christmas-themed five-day series at the iHomeschoolNetwork.

Find more 5 Days of Christmas Ideas from iHN

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