Monday, November 26, 2012

Advent Activity Calendar, pt. 2

It was fun, and also harder than I thought, to come up with activities for our advent calendar.  I started by looking at our calendar and filling in the events we already have on the schedule and I also filled in a few days with "read a Christmas book".  Here's the rest of the list:

  • Set up manger scene
  • Make a pom-pom pinecone tree, similar to these
  • Have a "Jingle Bells" parade
  • Make salt dough hand print ornaments
  • Have lunch or a snack next to the Christmas tree
  • Make gingerbread waffles or pancakes
  • Go see Christmas lights on our road
  • Make a Christmas tree hairbow, inspired by this one
  • Go to kids' Christmas party with friends from Daddy's school
  • Go to the big kids' Christmas performance
  • Make time capsule ornaments, inspired by this one
  • Call grandparents to sing a Christmas song
  • Make white chocolate peppermint bark
  • Watch the Charlie Brown Christmas show
  • Make and decorate cookies
  • Take cookies to women's shelter
  • Make a Christmas song video (Cadence loves to star in her own videos)
  • Do some of the Christmas activities from Confessions of a Homeschooler
  • Do Christmas pattern block mats
I haven't included our family advent time, which will be on each Sunday and Christmas Eve.  We light the advent candles and have a short Bible reading, activity, and prayer time.  I think this year we'll focus on some of the players in the Christmas story - Mary and Joseph, the shepherds, the angels, and Jesus.


Anonymous said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, all the activities planned. Especially the hair bow, the advent and calling to sing to grandparents. WE will especially enjoy that one!! All are so meaningful. Great Ideas that focus on the TRUE meaning of Christmas, the girls will love them all.

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