Whew, it was a busy season, I am not quite sure what I am going to do with the girls now that Christmas is over. Maya keeps wanting to do the advent calendar every morning she doesn't quite understand why we only do it at Christmas time, sad.....
So here are 6 tips for doing the activity advent Calendar.
Tip 1: I was flexible with the activities and switched some things around,
the girls are only toddlers and they didn't know what was coming,
so if I switched the activity the night before it was no biggy.
Tip 2: There were certain dates that had BIG activities,
like going to the Go Fish Concert or Wonderland,
those activities we were already going to do,
so I just made them the advent activity.
Tip 3: If we had a busy day (like dance class and errands)
I would plan something easy, like opening a book.
Tip 4: I tried to plan activities daddy could participate in on the weekends
or when he was done with school or work
Tip 5: It was really important that not all activities were about us,
so I tried to incorporate the girls doing a few things for other people
Tip 6: Remember not everyday had to be a huge activity, keep it simple
Well here is my over view of our advent Calendar, plus the December 24th advent activity, thanks for keeping up with our crazy lives!
Advent Day #1: Pick a Gift out of the Compassion Christmas Catalog
Day #2: Make Ginger Bread Houses
Day #3: Make Christmas Pancakes
Day #4: Unwrap a New Book and Read
Day #5: Have Hot Chocolate with Marshmallows
Day #6: Make Christmas Popsicle Sticks
Day #7: Make Special Christmas Treat (Candy Cane Cookies)
Day #8: Write a Christmas Card to Someone(s)
Day #9: Pick out a Christmas Gift for another Child
Day #10: Go To Wonderland
Day #11: Send Balloons to Mommy Carrisa
Day #12: Open a new Ornament
Day #13: Dance to Christmas music in Christmas Dresses
Day #14: Make Hand Print Felt Reindeer's
Day #15: Go to Go Fish Christmas Concert
Day #16: Make Carmel Popcorn
Day #17: Watch a Christmas Movie
Day #18: Open a Gift from Jesus
Day #19: Have a Candle Light Dinner
Day #20: Have a Kids Christmas Party
Day #21: Decorate Sugar Cookies & Drive around and see Christmas Lights
Bring Treats to Daddys Work or instead, Build a Fort
didn't quite happen
what really happened
Day #23: Go to Starbucks
Day #24: Open Stockings after the Christmas Eve Service
Merry Christmas! You can watch our Christmas video on this post