Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Activity Advent

We decided to count down the days until Christmas with an activity-advent calendar to go along with our chocolate one.

I inserted a to-do item in each miniature box (found at a paper warehouse for 40 cents each). Then I wrapped each box with tissue, ribbon and feathers.

Each day Hendrix will find the number of the day and unwrap to revel the activity.

Today we will string popcorn for a little extra Christmas tree decor. Here's what is to come:
  1. Set up Christmas tree and arrange Christmas decorations
  2. String popcorn for the tree
  3. Learn a Christmas song
  4. Nativity puppet songs and stories
  5. Reindeer Hats Craft
  6. Take pictures in a homemade photo booth
  7. Write a letter to Santa Clause
  8. Homemade Marshmallows
  9. Create Christmas cards and mail them
  10. Look through toys and find something to donate
  11. Bake and decorate gingerbread people
  12. Take a Christmas surprise to the neighbors
  13. Make ice ornaments for the great outdoors
  14. Play a holiday game
  15. Paint snowflakes on the window with window paint
  16. Get on an airplane to visit family
  17. Disneyland
  18. Disneyland
  19. Watch Christmas claymation movie
  20. Make snow ice cream
  21. Neighborhood Christmas lights tour
  22. Open Christmas eve gift (ornament)
  23. Hooray! It's Christmas!


  1. I LOVE this idea! I have shared it on my blog.

    happy day!

  2. This is a wonderful idea! I had big plans for an advent calendar this year but it is already Dec 1st...I may try to whip one of these up tonight...a day late but a wonderful way to enjoy the holiday season together and not just receive a little gift!

  3. I didn't get a chance last year to make this and once again I have procrastinated too long but am still going to try to get this made. I posted again about it here
    and am going to start making one right now!


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