We’ve been home for months now. We are halfway through our first year of homeschooling and I think the kids are in a slump. No one has any motivation and the weather is getting colder. We aren’t getting as much fresh air. But the holidays are among us and with them comes a little excitement!
I decided to do an advent calendar this year and I let the kids help decide what we will be doing each day! It’s a fun way to get them involved and frankly, get the tween and teen off their phones for a little bit.
So here’s the full list of things we will do for the next 24 days!
Make paper snowflakes
Make a gingerbread house
Watch National Lampoons Christmas Vacation
Making Christmas cards for the nursing home
Print Christmas coloring pages
Gather canned goods for needy families
Go see Christmas lights
Make gingerbread house flower pots
Family game night
Make Christmas cookies
Watch a Christmas movie we haven’t seen
Watch The Santa Claus
Take Christmas pictures
Make a handprint wreath
Make ornaments via Pinterest
Christmas scavenger hunt
Go ice skating
Create dollar tree foam Christmas trees and decorate
Get in pajamas and watch The Polar Express
Make cookies for Santa!
Open gifts and enjoy time together!
Also I have attached the image we used to print for our “Countdown to Christmas” board as well as the Christmas lightbulb printable!
Find a cute spot in your house – maybe it’s on a bulletin board or on the fridge! Make a visual so the kids can see it and have something to look forward to every day!
Link to the downloadable svg file – click here:
I hope these ideas bring your family joy! Happy Holidays!!!!