Saturday, December 1, 2012

Advent Activities 2012

I bought this little Advent Christmas Tree at Walgreens in 2009. It is so easy to reuse and it packs well in a suitcase for holiday travel. We don't always know what we will be doing each day during the holidays. The little pull out boxes make it easy to slip in or change an activity note very quickly. 

The following is a list of ideas for our countdown. There are more than 24 ideas and I am sure things that are not listed here will make it into our countdown.

Visit Activity Village for their online advent calendar with printable craft ideas

Make a gingerbread house

Make gifts for librarians

Make paper snowflakes

Drink hot chocolate from Christmas mugs

Take some coloring books and crayons to the Children's hospital

Bake Christmas cookies to share

Call Grandmaman and sing Jingle Bells

Drive around the neighborhood after dark to see the Christmas lights

Take a picture in Santa Hats

Have a Christmas movie and popcorn night

Shop for a toy to donate

Make handprint/footprint craft for gifts

Sing-a-long to holiday music

Take time to be extra kind to everyone you meet today

Build a blanket fort and read a Christmas book inside it

Go on a hike and feed the Chickadees

Have an early Christmas celebration with Nonnie and Poppa

Spend the night in a hotel


Go to Cookies and Cocoa Night at school

Go to Cookies and Cocoa Night at school

Make peppermint scented playdough

Write and illustrate your own holiday story

Take a special treat to a neighbor

Make and send a card to a soldier

Take food to the food pantry

Write a list of ten things you are thankful for

Compliment 10 people today

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  1. What a wonderful set of boxes! The activities you listed sound like fun.

  2. Great find and I love you activities! I am featuring it on the weekly kids co-op at I would love for you to stop by and grab a button! Thanks for linking up.

    1. Thanks, Tammy. I will come by and grab a button.