I love Christmas and I want to instill that love in my boys. I have a lot of ideas for Christmas activites, but one i've had a hard time finding is an advent calendar. I've been looking for an advent calendar for several years and haven't been able to find one that I love. Everything I've found was too expensive and too boring. I don't want to just open a little paper window and look at the angel inside. I wanted an advent calendar that I could use for many years, that would have fun activites to do that would help us celebrate Christmas, and i wanted to be able to update it as the boys get older. I finally found a picture and vauge tutorial of a advent calendar that i loved on Pinterest here
The calendar took me about 3 days of naps and nightime and less than $10 to create.
I think it turned out pretty cute:
Each pocket will have a tag that you can pull out that will have the activity for the day.
Some of the activites include:
~Baking Christmas cookies
~taking gifts to our neighbors and friends
~going to the local Christmas Parade
~Picking out a toy to give to a local toy drive
~Buying some food and taking it to the local food bank
~coloring a christmas picture
~making a christmas tree ornament
~watch a christmas movie and eat popcorn
Every morning the boys will be able to draw out the activity for the day. I tried to include things that are age appropriate and as the get older some of the activites will change
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