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    Default Christmas Advent Calendar - what to fill each day with

    I picked up a lovely material Christmas advent calendar last year in the sales, so wanted to start a tradition this year of experiences and activities to do in the lead up to Christmas. DD is 3.5. She doesn’t like Santa so I haven’t included doing Santa photos or much about him, but want to keep the spirit of Christmas alive in many other ways!

    I’ve got a few ideas...
    - put up Christmas tree and decorations
    - make Christmas cards
    - bake gingerbread
    - attend local Christmas carols
    - drop off presents to a charity
    - Christmas light drives

    Has anyone got any other suggestions? Trying to get organised as we are relocating at the end of the month and I know if I don’t think of these things now, they won’t happen!

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    What a fun idea!

    We are making our own wrapping this year. That might be a fun one.

    Maybe read some stories.

    Some different crafts - Pom Pom wreath or tree, paper decorations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mum-I-Am View Post
    What a fun idea!

    We are making our own wrapping this year. That might be a fun one.

    Maybe read some stories.

    Some different crafts - Pom Pom wreath or tree, paper decorations.
    Oh I love the wrapping idea! DD loves painting and we have a whole roll of the painting paper. Will definitely put this on the list. And yes to making the crafts and decorations!

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    I love this idea not sure if I can manage doing something everyday though, it might be an advent calendar that’s for my non-work days only

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    How about things like treasure hunt style like "find something green and red", "find something shaped like a star" or even kindness related things like "do something nice for mum" or "help someone with something" maybe doesnt have to be christmas related? Or clues to find something?

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    I found a heap of ideas on Pinterest and the web for these. Ones I’ve done previously are
    Watch a Christmas movie
    Read a Christmas book
    Sing a Christmas Carol
    Have a dance party
    Make paper snowflakes
    Write a Christmas story about the elves (elf on the shelf)
    Tell a Christmas joke
    Draw a Christmas picture
    Tidy your rooms
    Make Christmas biscuits
    Donate some food to the box at the shops
    Picnic at the beach
    I always add in their school Christmas concerts, the carols and looking at lights too.

    I’m trying to do mine now too and the elf on the shelf planner. It’s coming up fast - and next year is a new decade

    ETA - I just found this online trying to fill in mine. https://theorganisedhousewife.com.au...ctivity-ideas/
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    Quote Originally Posted by gorgeousgeorge View Post
    How about things like treasure hunt style like "find something green and red", "find something shaped like a star" or even kindness related things like "do something nice for mum" or "help someone with something" maybe doesnt have to be christmas related? Or clues to find something?
    I love this! Will definitely do this for our busier days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Californication View Post
    I found a heap of ideas on Pinterest and the web for these. Ones I’ve done previously are
    Watch a Christmas movie
    Read a Christmas book
    Sing a Christmas Carol
    Have a dance party
    Make paper snowflakes
    Write a Christmas story about the elves (elf on the shelf)
    Tell a Christmas joke
    Draw a Christmas picture
    Tidy your rooms
    Make Christmas biscuits
    Donate some food to the box at the shops
    Picnic at the beach
    I always add in their school Christmas concerts, the carols and looking at lights too.

    I’m trying to do mine now too and the elf on the shelf planner. It’s coming up fast - and next year is a new decade

    ETA - I just found this online trying to fill in mine. https://theorganisedhousewife.com.au...ctivity-ideas/
    Thank you for the link! My advent calendar will now be full So many good ones on there.


 

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