Thursday, December 1, 2011

25 Days of Christmas Acvtivities

I have 25 activities planned for the boys to countdown until Christmas. I put a slip of paper with one activity on it in each drawer of their train advent calendar.
The other side has the rest of the numbers.

Day 1: Our Elf on the Shelf Charlie will reappear with a breakfast from the North Pole for the boys.

Day 2: We are donating some new toys to a toy drive that a local news station has.

Day 3: Read Story of Christmas book.

Day 4: Talk about Mary using Nativity.

Day 5: Talk about the angel Gabriel using Nativity.

Day 6: Talk about Joseph using Nativity.

Day 7: Go visit Santa at Nana's work.

Day 8: Talk about the Stable using Nativity.

Day 9: Live Nativity with Mimi and Scooter.

Day 10: Felt Christmas Tree Activity.

Day 11: Go look at Christmas Lights.

Day 12: Talk about the North Star using the Nativity.

Day 13: Lighted Christmas Parade.

Day 14: Talk about the Wise Men using Nativity.

Day 15: Talk about all of the animals using Nativity.

Day 16:  Spend the night with Nana.

Day 17: Christmas Crafts.

Day 18:  Watch Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer.

Day 19: Make Gingerbread Playdough.

Day 20: Donate Clothes to Salvation Army.

Day 22: Make Fudge.

Day 23: Bake Cookies for Santa.

Day 24: Read The Night Before Christmas.

Day 25: Talk about the manger and baby Jesus.

 Here is a site I found that has toddler friendly ways to explain Christmas through a religious perspective.

Who knows if we will get to do everything but that's the plan.

How do you help your kids countdown for Christmas?

The fabulous parties I am linking up to:
Lil Luna
Organize and Decorate Everything
Crystal and Co.
House of Hepworths
Delightful Order
Tatertots and Jello
Be Different Act Normal
I Heart Naptime
Tip Junkie
A Bowl Full of Lemons
Let Birds Fly
Somewhat Simple
Fingerprints on the Fridge
Tidy Mom
320 Sycamore

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Natasha @ Keeping the Christmas Spirit Alive, 365 said...

Thanks for sharing these great ideas and links. I love that you are focussing on the Reason for the season!

I am hosting an Advent calendar link up as part of my 12 Days of Christmas series at my Christmas blog. I sure do hope you can pop by and link up this wonderful post!

Best Christmas wishes,

Whitney at It's Gravy, Baby! said...

Great list! I made a list with 25 activities too. Looks like we'll both be busy having fun this month. Enjoy!

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