CHRISTMAS ADVENT IDEAS
* I am very far from a Pinterest mom, if my kids leave the house with matching socks I consider it a win.
* Half of these might be something we do on a regular night. example) a craft or making a card, but for whatever reason saying we are going to do something in the morning, and then doing it (even if it’s a semi-regular thing) makes me feel like a rockstar mom, and makes our Christmas season just a little bit more exciting/ special!
*Looking ahead at your calendar or community calendar to see if there is anything cool happening also saves you from coming up with something on that day
Put up Christmas tree
Snap a photo or two kids and ordering a print so you can do a photo craft later this month!
Christmas craft making snowflakes and countdown paper chain
Write letters to Santa/, or if your kiddo is tiny you can write a letter to ‘Santa’ talking about what they are like so that you can keep it for your memories
Have a Christmas dance party (My kids are young so they really eat this up) Decorate felt tree (purchased off amazon 2 years ago, I did this early so that they could decorate their tree and not mess up the big tree everyday lol). Also someone local probably makes these now, if anyone finds a link I can add it!
Christmas movie night kids sleeping under the tree/ campout in our living room.
Find the hidden Candy Canes (like easter egg hunt)
Decorate gingerbread house
Make some homemade Christmas cards Go on a twinkle-tour looking at holiday lights (this is a big event, popcorn, snacks, blankets) Make marshmallow snowmen
Go outside and search for pinecones (We set up a small, real, tree outside for the birds if you had a pine tree near a front window that would work great too. We just make a bunch of ornaments loaded with edible things and then we watch for birds throughout the winter.) Make edible ornaments for the birds (dip pinecones in peanut butter roll them in bird feed glue a string on, string cranberries or popcorn) Set up and allow branches to fall for the outside tree. Decorate outside tree Movie night Make cookies to send to a loved one Christmas photo craft (there are so many photo craft projects on Pinterest!) I’ve been eyeing up the snow globe ones, so you just need some self-laminating paper Wrap presents! ( I really want to make some Christmas tree stamps with potatoes. You know cut the potato in half a cut out a tree shape) So after I wrap they can just get their creative stamping on. Make someone a treat (My kids love making stuff and giving in to the family. I love this and last year used it probably 4 times.) a)keeps the treats outta our house and b) giving is such a beautiful thing to do during the Christmas season Christmas Movie Night! Go tobogganing and have hot chocolate after
Holiday baking decorating cookies Go on a hike and look out for Santa’s reindeer Take some items to the food bank
Go Caroling- Even if that means staying at home and video chatting with a family friend or extended family
Donate a toy for a local toy drive
Build a snowman
Boardgame night New book night, this could mean gifting a couple of new Christmas books, I don't want to give too many gifts because I could see it slowly turning into a gift advent lol.
Ok, that's all! I hope this gave you some ideas, if you love this post, feel free to share on your social sites! Happy Planning! xo crystal