Advent calendar ideas…

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Last year I bought some little envelopes and made up this advent calendar for Daisy and Bobby. In each little envelope I had written an activity that we all had to do together that day. They loved it and were more excited about this every morning than they were opening their chocolate ones from grandma. So this year I have just ordered some new envelopes, these ones and these ones to see which I like best ( I’ll end up keeping both!) and will do this activity again. Other similar advent calendars I’m loving are these, these and these. 

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Here are some of the activities I included within my envelopes:-

-Let’s read and sing The 12 Days of Christmas together

-Let’s take a walk and look for wintry items to decorate the house (branches/holly for a vase, ivy/berries for greenery)

-Let’s read The Night Before Christmas together

-Let’s talk about what makes us happy and what we are thankful for

-Let’s have a family games night

-Today let’s all sing our favourite Christmas carols together

-Today let’s have dinner in a restaurant

-Let’s play Christmas music and all dance together after dinner

-Let’s make home made pizza for dinner and all watch a Christmas movie together

-Tonight at dinner let’s say 3 things about each family member that we love about him or her

-Today let’s go for a drive/walk around the neighbourhood and look at all the Christmas lights

-Let’s go for a long walk together and take bread for the ducks/food for the animals

-Let’s decorate the tree today

-Let’s have a picnic around the Christmas tree

-Let’s collect some books and toys and donate them to those in need

-Let’s drink hot chocolate and read Christmas books in bed together

-Tonight let’s get our torches and go for a walk in the dark

-Let’s make a Christmas card for someone very special

-Let’s bake some Christmas cookies and give them out to our neighbours in pretty packaging

-Let’s cut out paper snowflakes and decorate your bedrooms with them

-Let’s talk about charities, pick one and make a donation

-Write down our names on paper, fold them up and put them in a bowl. Everyone pick a name and make something special for him/her for under the Christmas tree

-Let’s draw Christmas pictures for people we love

Shelley x

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