Countdown to Christmas – Kids DIY Activity Advent Calendar

Post by Christina Williams of justcallmechris.blogspot.com

Last year, I scrambled around to come up with a fun advent calendar the day before I needed it. Well, here’s what I came up with. It actually turned out to be such a hit that we’re using it again this year.

Kids DIY Activity Advent Calendar We made these little bags out of holiday paper, printed a sticker for each day, filled the bags with little activity cards and pinned them up on the mantle.

Kids DIY Activity Advent Calendar I actually used a cutting machine to cut the bags. And I had some mini clothespins that worked perfectly for pinning them up. Inside each bag is a fun (inexpensive) holiday activity that we can do together.

Here’s a little peek at this year’s activities:

Kids DIY Activity Advent Calendar - Activities Looking under the couch and in the closet are activities that reveal a fun surprise: this year, it’s an Elf on the Shelf, and a gingerbread man kit. I also took to pinterest to find some inspiration for other fun activities. I can’t wait for our indoor snowball fight and the snowman craft.

Kids DIY Activity Advent Calendar 4And in case you’re like me and do your best work at the last minute (or a bit on the late side), I’ve created some free printables for the number stickers and the activity cards. I think this would be so cute with little envelopes or tiny brown bags instead of the paper bags.

Kids DIY Activity Advent Calendar - Number Stickers

Post by Christina Williams of justcallmechris.blogspot.com

  • http://www.myhoppyplace.blogspot.com Tina

    Love this!! I made a banner this year but couldn’t hang it on mantle due to stockings being hung by the chimney with care. :)
    Tina

  • http://www.alittletipsy.com Michelle Barneck (@Littletipsyblog)

    This is adorable. Love the colors and thanks for the shout out for my “Snowman craft.”