Photo Credit: Contributor Sarah from Chickie Momma Crafts
Update: We’re bringing this back from the archives to give you some ideas of activities you could do to Countdown to Christmas.
As I mentioned earlier, my family will be doing a special 25 Days of Christmas activity for the month of December, where will be doing some sort of special activity or event for each day of the month leading to Christmas to celebrate the season of Advent. You can read all about the 25 Days of Christmas and see a variety of different Advent calendars that you can make yourself! Or just keep it really simple & have your kids help you make a red & green paper chain & you can write the activities on each of the links for the chain. Then have one child pull off a link each day with that day’s activity.
I’ve compiled all sorts of fun ideas of activities that you could do for your 25 Days of Christmas (or 12 Days of Christmas – however many days you want). If you’re in the Northwest, make sure to check out our big list of Pacific Northwest Christmas Events to find some local activities you could add to the list, too.
If any of your activities involve something you will give to your kids, you could wrap those up to correspond with the appropriate date. This just adds to the anticipation and fun for them! A few examples of items you could wrap up are: chocolate Advent Calendar, Christmas PJ’s, wrap a new Christmas book or movie that you’ll read or watch as a family, a new play Nativity set, or wrap up the fixins’ for popcorn & movie night. You can see how this looks (above) with the corresponding tag for that day from Sarah‘s example.
Ideas for 25 Days of Christmas Activities:
- Give each of your kids a chocolate Advent Calendar to use with your homemade advent calendar (you can find these at the Dollar store, Walgreens, Fred Meyer, World Market, Walgreens, Hallmark, Bed Bath & Beyond) *This is a great activity to do on December 1st
- Living Nativity (check out our PNW Christmas Events list to see a few here in the Puget Sound area ) – great way to kick off the season of Advent & focusing on the true reason for the season!
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