Friday, November 23, 2012

Advent Activities

Advent season is upon us and I have been busy coming up with our advent activities for 2012. We always fill our advent calendar with fun activities and last year all of our activities were Random Acts of Christmas Kindness (RACK). The girls enjoyed doing that so much more than I ever expected so this year we are doing RACK along with crafts, baking, etc. I  came up with extra activities this year because sometimes what I plan just doesn't work out and it is nice to have a back-up.

1.       Decorate gingerbread house

2.       Go see the nutcracker

3.       Go see a Christmas play

4.       Make gingerbread craft

5.       Make Christmas cookies

6.       Christmas book tea party

7.       Make blessing bags

8.      Have a hot chocolate bar

9.       Make and take gifts to neighbors

10.   Christmas movie night

11.   Sleep under Christmas tree

14.   Santa train ride at transportation museum

15.   Make and Paint scratch and sniff ornaments

16.   Fancy candlelight Christmas dinner using these Christmas conversation starters

17.   Christmas family sleepover - with Christmas crafts and games

18.   Make paper plate wreaths

20.   Go Christmas ornament shopping for each other (the girls buy each other an ornament every year)

21.   Christmas themed breakfast - lots of ideas on pinterest

22.   Live nativity

23.   Go through our Christmas cards and pray for those families

24.   Go ice skating - they have never been
25. Get peppermint milkshake from Chick-fil-a (this might be more for me)

26.   Pass out candy canes with the story of the candy cane attached

27.   Go the movies for the $1 showing of Polar Express and The Grinch that Stole Christmas

28.   Make and take gifts to librarians and teachers from their outside classes

29.   Tape RACK notes and quarters to vending machines
30.  Find somewhere to volunteer
31. Take hot chocolate to the salvation army bell ringer
32. Drive through difference (pay for the persons food that is behind you in the drive through line)

If you are interested Here and here are some of our advent activities from previous years. Hope you have a blessed advent season!

1 comment:

Megan said...

i am stealing some of these! where is the $1 movie showing???