Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Advent Calenders ideas

This year I decided to make a Advent calender for Wyatt. All other years I just find lots of stuff to do and we do them and that is it, but I thought it might be fun for him to pick something everyday. Just another memory I guess.

So I have been looking for different ideas that you could put into it and their our lots so I thought I would compile all I could find into this one post.

-Write letters to Santa.

-Watch 'It's a Wonderful Life'

-Put up indoor decorations, but leave tree for another day.

-Decorate the yard, porch and any other outside areas of your home for the holidays.

-Take food to the local food pantry or shelter.

-Buy a gift for a needy child or family.

-Make Christmas cookies. Make sure to make enough for family and friends.

-Get your tree and if you use a live one put up and decorate your tree.

-Read from the bible the Angel visits Mary. (Mark 1: 1-8)

-Go Christmas Shopping.

-Make cinnamon apple sauce ornaments.

-String popcorn to hang on your tree.

-Wrap Christmas presents.

-Deliver Christmas gifts.

-Drive around town and look at Christmas lights.

-Go Christmas caroling.

-Watch 'The Nativity' together.

-Build a snowman.

-Go sledding.

-Read a Christmas book

-Make gifts for friends

-Color a Christmas picture.

-Make and decorate the house with snowflakes.

-Draw a Christmas picture.

-Make or buy your Christmas cards.

-Stuff envelopes and mail Christmas cards.

-Watch a Christmas movie or show

-Eat a candy cane

-Take a picture in Santa hats.

-Read the Christmas story.

-Do something kind for someone today.

-Go to your local Zoo lights

-Go sledding.

-Decorate Gingerbread houses.

-Visit Santa.

-Take a bath with Christmas confetti.

-Host a Christmas party.

-Host a kids craft day.

-Learn about how another country celebrates Christmas and eat foods from that country.

-Play a game together while having Christmas cookies and hot chocolate.

Check out this site for some cute Advent calender ideas. Here's another cute one from Lazy Mom. Here is a cute baker inspired one from nesting project. Another one How does she. Here is the one I made in 2008. Mine isn't so much a advent calender as more of just a count down, but this year I will put slips of paper under the magnets for Wyatt to find.

Do you have a calender or our you planning on making one this season? Would love to see them. Or if you have any more ideas to add to the list please let me know them.

1 comment:

Kimi said...

I still have the one you made me. Looking at your links on here I like the mini muffin pan one, very simple. I think the felt birdie one is adorable though. So much you can do with this craft.