November 28, 2015

Countdown to Christmas with 25 Fun Activities

Christmas is coming!!! It's our favorite time of the year. I love all the sights and sounds of the holidays. It's a bit magical. To make sure each day has a bit of Christmas magic, I love to create a countdown to Christmas calendar for the boys. But, I didn't want just a traditional calendar, I wanted something they could participate in and something with a bit of surprise involved. I created this countdown to Christmas with 25 fun activities for the boys last year. It was such a huge hit, that I updated it and revamped it to make it extra special this year.

I created 25 of these countdown activities, one for each day, (I did 25 to make the night before Christmas extra special with 2 activities). Each countdown card includes something fun they can do like bake Christmas cookies, read a Christmas book, make a Christmas ornament or craft, drive around the neighborhood to look at lights, and our yearly tradition of a Christmas Light Scavenger Hunt, that is our favorite. I am sharing our free printable of our scavenger on the blog here.

The boys love doing this every year, so this year I am sharing our Christmas countdown with everyone. Simply download, print, and cut. You can then put your cards in whatever you like to help count down. Wrap 25 books with a card inside each one, place in a sack and label with 25 numbers, or do like we did and place all inside a custom canvas bag with glitter numbers. I hand made our canvas bags. I just purchased these bags online and using heat transfer vinyl, I cut out the numbers 1-24 and ironed them on. Using a piece of twine and clothes pins, I attached each bag, filled with an activity card. You can also add some holiday candy or little Christmas trinket to the bags for extra fun.

Don't forget to download your Countdown to Christmas Activity Cards HERE or download them below!!!!
Christmas Countdown Activities Include:
2 - Bake cookies
2 - Movie Nights
2 - Christmas Crafts
2 - Make Hot Chocolate
2 - Read a Christmas Story
2 - Make an Ornament
2 - Christmas Scavenger Hunt
1 - Sing Christmas Caroles
1 - Unwrap a Special Present
1 - Donate Food to Local Food Bank
1 - Make a Gingerbread House
1 - Make Reindeer Food
1 - Read the Night Before Christmas
1 - Have an Indoor Snowball Fight
1 - Make Christmas Candy
1 - Look at Christmas Lights
1 - Read and/or Watch The Polar Express
1 - Write a Letter to Santa

How do you countdown to Christmas? I would love to see your ideas using our printable activity cards.


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