Ask the Community: December Results

Christmas Ideas – gifts and things to do 🎄🎁

We are getting in touch with the feedback from our Community Ask for December. Thank you for everyone who got involved and took the time to share their thoughts. We hope these ideas will be helpful for families within our community.


Christmas gifts for symptomatic children

🎁 Projector for the ceiling

Can be watched whilst in bed and there are a variety available, including starry night

🎁 Massage foot spa

🎁 Top Trumps

Choose a theme based on their favourite hobby

🎁 Hand casting family kits

🎁 Gelli Baff

Lots of different versions available: glitter, smelly, colour change

🎁 Story CDs

🎁 Sensory Items

For example microwaveable teddy, soft fluffy socks, aromatherapy oils


Fun inclusive things to do on Christmas day

🎄 Christmas films

All snuggled under a blanket together

🎄 Make Christmas decorations

Further information and other ideas: NSPCC Christmas Craft Ideas

🎄Small wind up toy race

Make a race track to race the wind up toys. The children help to wind up the toys at the start of the race and place bets using chocolate coins to which toy will win

🎄Christmas Storytelling

Further information and other ideas: NSPCC Christmas Family Activities

🎄 Nerf gun

Symptomatic children may need help to get involved – they can be given a flag to defends against the others running around

🎄 Guessing Sensory Game

Putting items into a box and guessing what they are without looking, symptomatic children can be helped to feel and explore textures


Alex - The Leukodystrophy Charity