Although this is Blossom’s third Christmas this is actually the first year that she can really enjoy the anticipation of Christmas and understand the meaning of it.
We decided to use an activity advent calendar to help us savour the season, spread out the fun and ensure that the true meaning of the season did not get over shadowed.
We found our calendar on Amazon for a bargain price and then simply wrote the activities onto gift tags purchased from Paperchase, which can be used again year after year and even swapped around throughout the month if necessary!
So here’s what we did for our activity advent calendar.
1st: Make Christmas cards
2nd: Feed the birds
3rd: Christmas sensory fun!
4th: Christmas play dough
5th: A winters walk to see the lights
6th: Celebrate St Nicholas Day
7th: Make paper chains
8th: Deliver a Tree of Joy gift
9th: Decorate for Christmas
10th: Do some Christmas crafts
11th: Read some Christmas stories
12th: Have a festive brunch with friends
13th: Go to a Nativity service
14th: Do some Christmas puzzles
15th: Buy Some Christmas decorations
16th: Decorate the Christmas tree
17th: Wrap Christmas presents
18th: Have some chocolate fondue
19th: Bake some Christmas goodies
20th: Watch a Christmas movie
21st: Surprise Daddy with treats at work
22nd: Deliver a surprise food hamper
23rd: Christmas cookie Baking with the Cousins
24th: Bake Jesus a birthday cake
Well I hope you have enjoyed the advent season as much as we have. I would love for you to add your advent activity ideas to the comments below, maybe we can add them to our own repertoire next year!