Our Advent Countdown Activity Calendar

I found this great Advent Activity Calendar on Pinterest this week and knew it was the ONE for us!

The tutorial can be found HERE at The Crafting Chicks!

I printed out their cute numbers from their site for mine.  Everything else on mine is a tad different.  I couldn’t find the library envelopes they suggested, so I made my own out of sparkly Christmas cardstock!

Here is our version:




Oh, be sure to wave “hi” to my kitty, Lucy.  She wanted to be featured on the blog too! 😉

Here is my list of Advent Calendar Activity ideas.  I didnt use them all this year,  and some I doubled or tripled up on.  I am saving the extras for another year! 🙂

Advent Calendar Activity Ideas

  1. Read a Christmas Storybook by the tree

  2. Bake/Decorate Christmas Cookies

  3. Drive around looking at Christmas lights

  4. Enjoy some Hot Cocoa

  5. Sing Christmas Carols together

  6. Make a Christmas Craft

  7. Family Service Project

  8. Pajama/Special Breakfast Day

  9. Make a homemade ornament

  10. Watch a Christmas Movie

  11. Build a Gingerbread House

  12. Listen to the Christmas Story (Jesus’ Birth)

  13. Bake a cake for Jesus’ birthday

  14. Go Downtown and see the lights

  15. Family Game Night

  16. A Special Treat to Eat

  17. Go to a Church Christmas Pageant/Play

  18. Go to the Ballet- Nutcracker

  19. Go Ice Skating

  20. A Birthday present for Jesus- Do something kind for someone else

  21. Do a special Christmas Activity/Coloring Page

  22. Write a Christmas Story together, each family member takes turns adding a line

  23. At dinner, describe what you love best about each family member

  24. Make a homemade gift for someone

  25. Decorate the Christmas Tree

  26. Decorate the House for Christmas

  27. Make a homemade Christmas decoration


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  1. Cute idea! This will be a memorable Advent season with all those fun plans 😉

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