Count down to Christmas with fun holiday family activities using this free printable family advent calendar! Includes a calendar with 24 fun Christmas themed ideas along with a blank version! Fun for all ages!
Hi Crafty Friends!
Every year we buy my kids an advent calendar that they open each morning between December 1 and December 24. Last year they had a Harry Potter Funko Advent Calendar, and for 2020 they have asked for a Marvel Funko Advent Calendar.
This year, with Covid we are not going to be able to participate in all of our usual Christmas traditions. So I thought it would be fun to create a new tradition! A family advent calendar filled with 24 days of holiday family fun!
All of these activities can be done in Covid safe ways to keep your family healthy and safe this holiday season.
Filled With Fun Family Christmas Activities!
A few of our favorite ideas:
Day 1: Make Christmas cards using one of these ideas from our friend Jen at 100 Directions.
Day 3: Do Christmas Madlibs using this printable from my friend Heidi at Happiness is Homemade. It takes me right back to childhood.
Day 4: Make DIY Snow Globes using one of these awesome tutorials from my friend Angie at Country Chic Cottage. Make a snow globe using one of your child’s toys with this tutorial from my friend Lindsay at Artsy Fartsy Mama.
Day 5: Invent Crazy Hot Chocolate Recipes, or make Peppermint Hot Chocolate Bombs with this recipe from us!
Day 6: Make decorations! These adorable DIY reindeer hot chocolate ornaments can double as handmade gifts!
Day 7: Bake Christmas cookies with one of these 27+ Christmas cookie recipes!
Day 8: Write a letter to Santa using our Letter To Santa Printable Template.
Day 11: Leave candy canes at neighbors doors with a sweet little handwritten note letting them know you are thinking of them.
Day 12: Make a paper garland. This Noel bunting from our friend Cori at Hey Let’s Make Stuff is super cute!
Day 18: Visit Santa. Not up for an in person visit? Check out these great virtual Santa visit ideas!
Day 20: Read a Christmas story. Here are a few of our favorites.
Day 23: Make Reindeer Food with this recipe from our friend Jessica at Everyday Party Magazine. Or make Reindeer Food Ornaments with this tutorial from my friend Kara at Happy Go Lucky!
Day 24: Leave Milk and Cookies for Santa. Bonus points if it’s on a DIY Santa Snack Tray using our free SVG file!
Not a fan of the ideas I shared? I also have a blank advent calendar template so you can fill in each day’s activity on your own!
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Tell me… Does your family do advent calendars each year? What are some of your favorite Christmas traditions?
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