This year the boys and I have tried out something new. We have a big, beautiful Advent calendar with doors and "rooms" big enough for 3 pieces of candy. In the past, I've loaded it up. This year, I tried something new. I've loaded the calendar with ideas of fun things to do during the day.
The kids are happy with the new arrangement, and have been very gracious on a busy day if we haven't gotten to the activity. So far we've done 10 off 12 days. Not too bad for me....I struggle with being consistant.
These are the activities in our box:
Dec 1- Work together on the Family Christmas Letter for the Christmas Card
Dec 2- Family Air Hockey Championships
Dec 3- Make some Family Movies
Dec 4- Curl up with a snack after dinner & Mr. Grinch
Dec 5- Build our Own Gingerbread Houses
Dec 6- bake sugar cookies
Dec 8- It’s a Charlie Brown Christmas!
Dec9- Feed the birds! Pinecone bird feeders. Make Weather Observations
Dec 10- String popcorn and cranberries: garland for the tree
Dec11- Fetch a Christmas Tree & Decorate
Dec12- Start some Paperwhites and place bets on when they’ll bloom….experiment with them? Google it!
Dec 14- Have Lunch with Dad @ Work & Take a trip to the Post Office
Dec15- Create paper snowflakes….with glitter & hang!
Dec16- Sleep under the Christmas tree tonight!
Dec17- Create Crystal Snowflakes with Borax for ornaments
Dec 18- Go for a Winter Walk and Notebook it!
Dec 20- Popcorn and treats to watch the Polar Express
Dec 21- Split a noodle for Marble Races
Dec22- Make Sopapilla Cheesecakes (Pinterest)
Dec23- Feed the Birds Again!