In our house, we’ve been feeling overrun by stuff, especially of the toy variety. Toys are constantly coming in from all directions – birthday party favor bags, tiny gifts from school events, even gifts they’re randomly given by their friends!

 

So, to slow the roll and allow my kids to better appreciate what they get for this holiday, I created this Christmas holiday wish list worksheet guide for my kiddos, and they loved it!

 

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They loved filling out all their wish list items by category (organized by Reading, Art, etc.).

 

I was pleasantly surprised by some of their choices.

 

Some of their selections I could have predicted, but others were surprises.

 

For example, my son, who loves Mario and Mario Kart, said he wanted a Mario lamp for his bedroom – he’d never mentioned this before!  I would have never thought of that!

 

So, it gave me a better read on where their heads were.

 

The wish list worksheet is simply laid out with the category in red and further explanation in black font underneath.

 

There are 6 buckets in the wish list grid, and they’re organized like this:

 

Books to read:

“I’d love to READ about”…

 

 

Board games to play:

“I’d love to play this GAME…”

Note that this section is intended to be for individual player or family game night games rather than video games. (Your child can note those requests in the “just for fun” section).

 

Art to create:

“I’d love to use this for my ART masterpieces…”

 

 

Stuff to wear:

“I’d love to have these CLOTHES/SHOES…”

As I expected, my son wanted Mario-themed shirts, etc. and my daughter wanted unicorn-themed shirts, pants, and pajamas.

 

Stuff just for fun:

“I just plain like this and would love to get it for Christmas…”

This could be the section that Santa will consider.

 

Surprises for Mom and Dad to give:

“Mommy and Daddy’s choice”

As much as I wanted gift giving for this Christmas to be intentional and thought out with the kids, I still love to spoil my kids when I can, so I had to leave this section for what catches my eye as an incredible gift for them.

 

Here’s what the worksheet looks like…

Why not Pin it for later?

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What about you? I’d love to hear if you plan on using a similar categorized system. Please let me know in the comments section below…

 

Happy Holidays!

 

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