Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Advent Calendar ideas

Every year my daughter Natalie and I countdown to Christmas with an advent calendar. Here are some of the activities we do every year:

Read Book and Drink Hot Cocoa by the fire (my favorite)
Paint Fingernails in Christmas-y colors
Go to Christmas Parade
Go to look at Christmas Lights
Make Cookies
Make Candy
Have dessert at restaurant of her choice on her true Birthday(usually falls during the week)
Decorate Gingerbread House
Make christmas ornaments
Go Christmas Shopping
Wrap Presents
Write Letter to Santa
Mail Christmas Cards
Color Christmas Pictures
Deliver Christmas Cookies to Neighbors
Go to Christmas Party at work
Watch Christmas Movie
Sing Christmas Carols, Dance with Santa Claus, Ice Skate with Elves
Go Ice Skating or Bowling
Make Teacher Gifts
Wear Red and Green
Take Christmas Pictures
Wear Christmas Socks and Christmas clothes and jewelry
Donate Food
Visit Live Nativity
Donate Toys
Christmas Eve - Read Night before Christmas and open 1 present