It's the same story every year: Grandma just called again. She's asking for Christmas lists and I'm staring at a blank piece of paper. My kids have everything they could possibly want, so what do I tell her?
Avoid the writer's block with this list of 10 prompts to help your child build a wish list.
1. I want to learn how to: _______________.
- Consider: subscription boxes, books, classes, specialized kits or tools.
2. I want to read about: _________________.
- Consider: books, magazines, movies, & performing arts tickets.
3. I want to visit: _______________________.
- Consider: special passes, memberships, coupons, luggage, or travel gear.
4. It would be nice to help ____________________ in our community.
- Consider: donation of money, products, or services to a charity in their honor.
5. I've always wanted to try: ____________________.
- Consider: Is the child able to do this alone? What tools, supplies, or experience will he/she need to accomplish this?
6. I need to earn $__________ so that I can: _____________________.
- Consider: cash, gift cards, special coupons, an opportunity to buy it together.
7. I like going to ________ with my family.
- Consider: How can I bring the magic of this place to his/her home?
8. A skill I have recently mastered is: _________.
- Consider: What do they need to further practice their skill? What would they like to try next?
9. I'm running out of: _________________.
- Consider: clothes, art supplies, toiletries, or favorite snacks/drinks.
10. I can't live without: _______________.
- Consider: What similar things are also needed?