Easy Advent Calendar Ideas

by | Nov 30, 2018 | General | 0 comments

Whilst Christmas day is fast approaching there are other special things the kids will be waiting for prior to that… 1st of December means one thing in our house….Advent Calendars! Things have really stepped up a notch this year for advent calendars – there are loads of options for little ones, teens and grown ups.

And while we all love a chocolate filled advent calendar there are many other ideas for your household to enjoy when it comes to the Christmas countdown.

Over the years we’ve varied this tradition depending on the kids ages and interests.  As an ‘all-rounder’ a Christmas Book Advent Calendar is always a winner.  One year we wrapped up a collection of Geronimo Stilton books and numbered each of them for each day leading up to Christmas for our Geronimo obsessed reader! It goes without saying that those books are still well loved, well read and that particular Christmas Advent has been reminisced about by the whole family many, many times.

This year we are considering doing an Advent Family Activities Calendar to enjoy spending quality time together each day. Each day will be filled with Christmassy things like watching a Christmas movie together, baking something festive to give to the neighbours, getting our Santa photo done, making tree decorations….

If you’re looking for some other fun Advent Calendar ideas:

1. Advent Calendar of Books
There is nothing more special than unwrapping a Christmas book and reading it as a family.   The best part about this idea is it is very economical as you can use them year after year.
2. Mason Jar Advent 
Mason jars are as cheap as chips and you can personalise them to your families preferences.  We really like the non chocolate idea of turning on a candle light each night in the lead up to Christmas.
3. Mini Muffin Tin Countdown Advent Calendar
Another economical advent calender that can be personalised with little shopkins or ooshies or Lego peices.
4. Santa’s Beard Advent Countdown
This idea is really easy but very effective and eye catching. It would be great for preschools and childcare centres as well.
5. Toilet Roll Advent Calendar Surprise 
For something really different check this one out!  I bit more work but would make a great DIY backyard project.

How do you count down to Christmas?  Let us know in the comments below.

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