It’s become an annual tradition that the kids love doing (and so do I!) but the 25 Days of Christmas activity advent is one of my favourites. An original idea I
totally stole without remorse borrowed from Andrea of A Peek Inside the Fishbowl, we have now adopted this one with gusto.
Here’s our list for this year, I’ve updated it a bit. We tend not to put specific activities that we want to do because we need the flexibility in case plans change, weather and so on. But I have craft supplies at the ready and do look at the dates to make sure the activity falls on a weekend/school day as needed.
I am already behind which is sad but tomorrow we’ll be a bit more back to normal around here and will get into it fully!
This year, I put up a cloth tree and envelopes. I should have used small decorations or better looking envelopes but frankly, I’m out of time! 😉
If you haven’t done this yet, it’s not too late to start!
25 Days of Christmas Activities 2012
1- Watch a holiday movie
2- Write a letter to Santa
3- Make hot chocolate
4- Sing Rudolph the Red nosed Reindeer
5- Make paper snow flakes
6- Decorate a Wreath!
7- Shop for and donate to Toy Mountain
8- Play Christmas hide and seek
9- Play the wrapping paper game and find a surprise!
10- Select 2 older toys to donate to charity
11- Decorate a Christmas tree
12- Sing Jingle Bells!
13- Dessert for supper, supper for dessert!
14- Play guess the ornament on the Christmas tree
15- Look at Christmas lights in the neighbourhood
16- Make a paper chain garland
17- Bring snow in from outside to play. Put it in the freezer. Read the book ‘Snow’
18- Sing Frosty the Snowman
19- Bake Christmas cookies
20- Make felt ornaments for gifts
21- Special dinner out to celebrate Christmas break!
22- Christmas PJ Day!! Stay in pjs, watch Christmas shows and cuddle
23- Enjoy hot chocolate
24- Open one Christmas present
25- It’s Christmas day! Remember your family loves you and we wish you the best Christmas ever