Advent Calendar

My daughter & I made our Advent Calendar this year! It was fun & easy…

We got together some envelopes (24), some old wrapping paper & ribbon, some glue & started decorating the envelopes. I also purchased some cute coloured cardboard offcuts, some ribbon, some pegs & some numbers.

My daughter got through about 6 before she lost interest. If you have more or older children you might have a better chance of having every envelope decorated. I just did some decorating myself & added 14 blank envelopes to make up the full 24. She had fun while it lasted anyway and that’s all that counts.

 I stuck the numbers on the envelopes, wrote up activites for each day, popped in a treat for each day & hung them on ribbon on the wall!

Idea’s for Activities to include (I doubled up on some activites as well):

  • Visit Santa
  • Drive around looking at Christmas lights
  • Write letter to Santa
  • Bake ginger breadmen
  • Go to the beach
  • Go to the pool
  • Do some Christmas crafts
  • Go Christmas shopping
  • Make/write Christmas cards
  • Make gingerbread house (or buy one as mine always fail)
  • Go to the city to look at the Christmas displays
  • Watch a Christmas movie
  • Go to Christmas Carols
  • Go to the Park
  • Drink Eggnog & eat shortbread (LOL)
  • Colour-in Christmas drawings

Hope that helps a little!!!

My daughter is going to have lots fun over the next 24 days opening up envelopes of fun activities! Much better alternative to the store bought variety 😉

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