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