Holiday's & Traditions, Lifestyle

Daily Advent Calendar Activities for 2013

I’m curious how many of you are doing an advent calendar?  If you need ideas, pinterest has A BUNCH! Some of the activities I’ve listed below came from pinterest in fact.  Have you checked out my Christmas board yet?  I’ll be adding more to it throughout the month so stop by every  now and then when you can to see what other ideas you may find useful for your home this Christmas.  In the meantime, if you haven’t started your Advent calendar yet and are considering it, I’ve listed all our activities for you here and included a printable at the end.  Some are repeated, a few are based on our own agenda and local happenings, but other than that, I’d say this list is a good start.

  1. Sing Christmas songs & read Christmas books
  2. Talk about what you are thankful for
  3. Read some stories about the birth of Jesus
  4. Listen to Spanish Christmas music
  5. Play a board game as a family
  6. Watch a Christmas movie with popcorn and tea
  7. Make a Christmas craft
  8. Visit Bethlehem
  9. Find a surprise under the tree / Make cupcakes
  10. Make a homemade pizza as a family
  11. Have an indoor picnic by the tree
  12. Make champurrado and read a Christmas book
  13. Watch a Christmas movie with root beer floats
  14. Design your own wrapping paper
  15. Take a drive through Christmas in Vasona Park
  16. Make hot chocolate with marshmallows and play a board game as a family
  17. Begin wrapping presents
  18. Make a gift for some of your neighbors
  19. Make a paper snowflake garland
  20. Write a letter to Santa
  21. Make a popcorn garland
  22. Go to church with Grandpa
  23. Make sweet tamales
  24. Make Christmas tree pancakes
  25. Open gifts from Santa and read a story about the Three Kings
For your convenience I have included a simple label style printable document below in case you would like to use some or all of the daily activities on my list.  I hope it works.  If not, let me know in the comments section below and I can email you the labels.