I decided to put together my own advent calendar for my son this year instead of buying the candy filled calendars. And I must say this has been so much fun to put together and do.
At first I was putting everything in a red bag with the number of days until christmas paper clipped to it, but since I only had three bags to work with at a time and have a terrible memory it was hard to keep it all up. So after a while I would just hand my son his countdown gift or activity and he would tell me how many days until christmas.
Here are a few of the things he got and did.
- Painted 4 ornaments
- Made a beaded penguin ornament (with the help of his aunts)
- Two Christmas coloring books
- Christmas activity book
- Putting together a gingerbread house kit
- Christmas thermus
- Christmas socks
- Santa necklace
- Rudoff nose
With Christmas almost here he has a few more countdown gifts to go until the big present hull, now all my husband and I have to do is wrap it all. I hate that part I am not good at it at all but thankfully my husband is.
Here are a few pictures of the things my son made.
They are hanging from the candler because we haven’t put our tree up yet. With a baby running around getting into everything I don’t want to add more fun to her day and more cleaning up to my day.
Do your kids decorate Christmas ornaments for the tree? If so is it a yearly tradition or just when you can find time to make them?