Hi everyone! I was really hoping to share with you a final kitchen post however our cabinets keep getting delayed…they were supposed to start installing them on Monday but now it’s not starting till Friday. Sigh.
So! Since I can’t blog with you about that I thought we might start to get into the spirit of Christmas and I’d share with your our list of Christmas advent activities that we will be doing this year!
Last year I created a sock garland with the kid’s old socks, and I put a sticker along with a piece of paper stating an activity for that day. The kids then took the sticker and put it on a calendar I printed out, so as to better count down the days! You can see that post here.
This year I will be doing the same thing however I thought I would share with you my list of activities that I have created for the children!
Last year I had found a bunch of Christmas books at a garage sale for really cheap, so on some of the days I had those wrapped up for the children to open. This year I couldn’t find anything like that, so instead I have decided to throw in a few chocolates on various days that we will be busy and I’m not sure what sort of “activity” we will be able to do.
Below is an explanation to some of our activities, along with links to some of our references!
4. Bird feeders will be toilet paper tubes with peanut butter and bird seed
7. Christmas tree waffle breakfast will be a circular waffle cut into 4 triangles, stacked to look like a tree with bacon for the trunk and berries for the ornaments!
8. Popsicle snowflakes can be found here, courtesy of Jenny at Beyond our Wildest Dreams
9. Christmas paper plate wreath is a paper plate with a circle cut out of the middle to form a wreath, then the kids can glue on red and green tissue paper.
12. Candy cane playdough is regular red playdough with peppermint extract ;)
14. Sugar cone ice cream trees – purchase sugar cones, flip upside down, decorate with green icing and m&ms or skittles for ornaments! Not quite as daunting of a project as a house!
15. Pipe cleaner candy canes – Thread pony beads onto pipe cleaners and bend into a candy cane.
16. Pinecone Christmas trees – Pinecones with glued on pom poms for ornaments.
17. Plant a candy cane can be found here, courtesy of Growing a Jeweled Rose blog.
18. Cookie cutter pizzas – Cut pizza dough (Pillsbury if your crunched for time) into Christmas shapes, let the kids have fun decorating their own pizzas.
19. Hand print snowmen – Have kids stamp their hands on paper with paint, then draw little snowmen on each finger.
23. Q-tip paintings idea can be found here, with link to the original blog here.
I hope some of these ideas inspire you for creating your own advent calendar with your children! Do you have any particular crafts or ideas you love to do with your kids every December??
P.S. Fingers crossed our kitchen comes in time <3