I have always loved Advent calendars as a child.
Peeling back the piece of cardboard for that small piece of chocolate was so awesome!
Our Advent bags aren't filled with just chocolate though.
*See list below for ideas*
Christmas is such an exciting time, especially for children.
I want it to be special for my children as well.
This year I decided to do Advent bags. I went with simple brown paper bags and put a number on each of them 1-24. I then hung a clothesline across the window. Then hung each one up with a clothespin.
I think they look pretty cute!
I am not putting anything in the bags except for an index card.
The card will have a description on it of what activity they will do or gift they will receive.
I made a list of everything I have planned for the days leading up to Christmas. The list will probably change slightly depending on moods,etc. You know how it is :)
Advent is a great time to do for others.
Volunteer and donate, make cards for an elderly home, toys for tots, etc.
December 1 - What is Advent? We are also decorating our Christmas tree this day.
December 2 - our Elf on the Shelf shows up / Color one candle on the wreath page / Christmas window
December 3 - "invitation to bake" rice crispy treats.
December 4 - Christmas craft
December 5 - Little People Christmas Village / talk about St. Nicolas \
December 6 - St. Nicolas Day
December 7 - hot chocolate and watch a Muppet Christmas Carol
December 8 - meet Santa / Christmas dinner with family visiting
December 9 - take gifts to church / "invitation to bake" sugar cookies with Grammy /
color second candle on wreath
December 10 - Little People Nativity set is out
December 11 - Hello Kitty winter themed socks ($1 bins at Target)
December 12 - Christmas party at MOTS / watch Smurfs Christmas
December 13 - Christmas themed book
December 14 - "invitation to bake" peanut butter blossoms
December 15 - write letter to Santa
December 16 - color third candle on wreath
December 17 - mail letter to Santa / Christmas craft
December 18 - holiday themed activity books ($1 bins at Target)
December 19 - surprise trip to cupcake store
December 20 - Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer gummies and book to match
December 21 - decorate ginger bread house.
December 22 - Christmas dinner with family visiting
December 23 - color forth candle on wreath / Holiday Nights (event)
December 24 - make cookies for Santa / church / The Night Before Christmas book
December 25 - Happy Birthday Jesus!
Advent wreath coloring page.
More sites with Advent activities: