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November 15th, 2017

Holiday Countdown is On!

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Written by: rscott

Whether you start celebrating Christmas or wait until after Thanksgiving, the countdown is on.

Get a jump start on holiday planning with these fun ideas!

Advent Calendar Craft Ideas
Help your child make a paper chain to count down the days until Christmas. Every day have your child tear off a paper chain. Count the number of remaining paper links out loud with your child.

Advent Boxes
Use little boxes and decorate one for each day. Label each box with a number from 1-24. Write activities such as make a popcorn garland, sing Christmas songs, or bake and decorate cookies on little pieces of paper and place one in each box with a chocolate kiss candy. With two nails, attach a long piece of garland or Christmas ribbon on the wall. Tie a ribbon around the package and attach to the garland/ribbon. Have children cut one package a day and make the activity together as a family.

Hershey’s Kisses Christmas Tree Advent Calendar
Cut a piece of green tagboard into the shape of a Christmas tree. Put a bow at the top of the tree. Cut 24 4-to 6-inch lengths of ribbon and tie them into bows. Glue bows to tree. Put a dab of glue on each Hershey’s Kiss and glue to top of bows. Let dry.

Paper Towel Roll Gift Box
Cut a piece of wrapping paper and carefully tape it over the bottom of the paper towel roll so that nothing can slip out. Fill the tube with small gifts, confetti, and candy. Wrap the tube with Christmas paper. Twist the edges to make them look like candy wrappers and tie them in place with ribbons. Attach a gift tag.

Christmas and Advent Activities for the Whole Family:

Make Christmas cards.

Make Christmas ornaments.

Give lonely neighbors a present.

Set up the Christmas tree.

Donate canned goods.

Sing Christmas songs.

Make gift tags.

Bake Christmas cookies and decorate them.

Write a letter to Santa.

Make a gingerbread house.

Make a popcorn garland.

Walk around the neighborhood to see the Christmas lights.

Go to a Christmas concert.

Donate a toy.

Watch the movie: It’s a Wonderful Life.

Go ice skating.

Exchange gifts.

Make a Christmas craft.

Listen to Christmas music.

Mail Christmas cards.

Make thick hot chocolate or hot apple cider.

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