Thursday, December 5, 2013

Our Advent Calendar

For Advent this year, I wanted to make an advent calendar.  I've thought about it several times since last Christmas, but finally made it over the weekend (nothing like waiting until the last minute!).
I used felt to make the calendar, and then cut scrapbook paper to put into the pockets.  I wanted this to be about family, so on each piece of paper will be an experience or a family activity.  Here's the list:
  1. Decorate the Christmas tree.
  2. Go see Santa.
  3. Make cookies with a friend.
  4. Decorate a paper candy cane.
  5. Read This is the Stable by Cynthia Cotten.
  6. Color a Christmas picture.
  7. Drive downtown and look at the state Christmas tree.
  8. Clean out closets and donate coats.
  9. Make peppermint play dough.
  10. Read Frosty the Snowman by Steve Nelson and Jack Rollins.
  11. Make a card for Mama's parents.
  12. Sit in front of the fireplace and drink hot chocolate.
  13. Decorate sugar cookies.
  14. Pick out a new family ornament.
  15. Drive around and look at Christmas lights.
  16. Make a card for Daddy's parents.
  17. Take a Christmas themed bath.
  18. Go to a Christmas themed playgroup.
  19. Read Follow the Star by Rachel W. N. Brown.
  20. Make rice crispy treats that look like trees.
  21. Get ready to see grandparents.
  22. Play Roll a Christmas Tree.
  23. Read the Christmas story from the bible.
  24. Read The Night Before Christmas by Clement C. Moore.
  25. Merry Christmas!
What activities are you doing this advent season?

1 comment: