As promised here are some ideas to include in your Advent Calendar Planning this year. You can look at your schedule and plan different things for weekday vs. weekends of course. The whole point of our advent is to make sure we plan out quality family time, plan out ways to give back to our community as well as have little gifts sprinkled throughout to add a magical touch! I linked a few advent calendars with tiny little drawers. I write out little cards for each day and sometimes hide gifts throughout the house. Here are some ideas for you! Feel free to add/change them but this is where we start in no particular order! The idea is not to spend a ton of money! Use things that you are already doing and include it in the fun!
Matching Christmas Jam jams
Christmas Movie Night
Food bank donations
Christmas Baking Day
Hot Chocolate Party!
Watch a Christmas Concert (school, piano, dance etc)
Read Christmas Books
See a Christmas Play
Christmas Eve Party
Have a sleep over under the Christmas Tree
Make paper snowflakes
Sing Christmas Carols
Have a family Zoom call
Bake treats for neighbors or friends
Game night with Christmas Music
Hunt for Candy Canes
Christmas pillow cases (I haven't done this yet but thought it would be fun!)
Wrap presents for your sibling day
Secret Santa someone
Make Christmas Cookies
Tell each other what you love about them
Christmas eve service
Christmas Music Dance Party
Donate new toys in boxes
Obviously these will need to be adjusted to the current COVID-19 guidelines in your communities. But its a great please to start! If you have any other wonderful ideas I would love to hear them and add them in!
Enjoy this season with your families.We truly have so much to be thankful for.