Advent calendar ideas

Lapin & me Advent Calendar

Lapin & me Advent Calendar

I always love coming up with new ways to start the countdown to Christmas.  The kids love being involved and making our own Advent calendars and coming up with goodies to put inside.  We started a few years ago and now each year have a new theme.  I try and alternate who gets something each day (so they realise it is not always about them!!) and make sure we include experiences as well as treasure hunts for bigger items and maybe chocolate or lollies a couple of times.  Here are some of the best ones I have found over time….whether to make or buy.

We created a version of this last year.

TheRedThread_Advent_2012_1

 

Oh Happy day Advent

Oh Happy day Advent

Hello Sandwich Advent Garland

Hello Sandwich Advent Garland

Dawanda Advent

Dawanda Advent

A Merry Mishap tutorial

A Merry Mishap tutorial

Fab Strung Box Advent Calendar

Fab Strung Box Advent Calendar

We made a version of this a few years back and the kids painted each number in red paint and covered it (and the floor) with red glitter.

 

 

DIY Advent Calendar

DIY Advent Calendar

Think this is the way we will go this year.  Colourful, fun and a little different to previous.

Lapin & me Advent Calendar

Lapin & me Advent Calendar

 

And if you can’t be fussed with the others this will always help build anticipation!!

Christmas Countdown

Christmas Countdown

 

 

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