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Our ultimate advent activity list 2014

Our ultimate advent activity list was such a success last year, so we have updated it for this year and it now has 75 activities on it.

advent activity list 2014

Advent helps me focus on the joy of the season after losing my mum coming up four years ago on Christmas Day.  it also helps us as a family not just keep looking forward to Christmas Day, but enjoy the build up.  We are still using the advent calender that I made four years ago, but I have a great post with 24 homemade advent calenders which might give you inspiration for your own.  This year we are also doing Advent acts of kindness to.

Ultimate Advent Activity List 2014


Ultimate advent activity list 2014

  1. Write and post your letter to Father Christmas
  2. Help ice the Christmas cake
  3. Make Christmas cards
  4. Make shapes with the cookie cutters and playdough
  5. Make Christmas shrinky dinks
  6. Make paper snowflakes
  7. Go to Carol Service
  8. Colour in some Christmas pictures
  9. Make some Christmas fairy cakes
  10. Make paper chains
  11. Collect Pinecones
  12. Make christmas popcorn
  13. Make gingerbread men
  14. Make a snow globe
  15. Help dry orange slices
  16. Make peppermint creams
  17. Make up a Christmas board game
  18. Put your PJ’s on and watch the Polar Express
  19. Start reading about the nativity
  20. Learn a new carol
  21. Write your Christmas cards and deliver local ones
  22. Make salt dough ornaments
  23. String popcorn to go on the tree
  24. Make a bird feeder
  25. Sing and dance to Christmas songs
  26. Make white pom poms and have a indoor snowball fight
  27. Make an indoor snowman
  28. Make reindeer cookies
  29. Make decorations with dried orange slices
  30. Make some Christmas cookies
  31. Watch a Christmas movie
  32. Make reindeer food
  33. Read a Christmas Story from our advent box
  34. Make air dry clay ornaments 
  35. Make up a Christmas story
  36. Take a walk in the dark to look at the Christmas lights
  37. Have a picnic under the light from the christmas tree
  38. Attend crib service in church
  39. Make a Christmas video
  40. Make a christmas wreath
  41. Help trim the tree
  42. Make mince pies
  43. Make spiced cider
  44. Find Mistletoe, hang it in our house and kiss under it – If you can not find any then make some felt mistletoe 
  45. Make Thick Hot Chocolate and Homemade Marshmallows
  46. Go on an christmas light scavenger hunt
  47. Put up a wreath
  48. Decorate our gingerbread house
  49. Make a family traditional dessert
  50. Dip candy canes in Hot Coco
  51. Sing Christmas carols
  52. Roast marshmallows over a fire
  53. Make christmas flavored ice cream in a bag
  54. Make a nativity out of LEGO
  55. Write a Christmas poem
  56. Make a christingle
  57. Make candy as a gift
  58. Do a craft with jingle bells
  59. Donate canned food to a pantry
  60. Make an angel for the top of the Christmas tree.
  61. Choose three of your toys and give them away to a charity shop.
  62. Write a Christmas Wish and hang it on your tree.
  63. Hang up your Christmas stocking
  64. Make a snow globe
  65. Make Jelly Baby Jesus Cakes
  66. Make orange and clove pomanders
  67. Go ice skating
  68. Make a lantern
  69. Go Ice Skating
  70. Make wrapping paper
  71. Help wrap presents
  72. Research christmas jokes
  73. Make some crackers
  74. Visit Father Christmas
  75. Make peppermint bark
  76. Make your own decoration
  77. Make fingerprint robin cards


  DIY Advent Calendars for 2014

25 Homemade advent calendars

  1. Free printable DIY box advent calendar – Powerful Mothering
  2. Free printable random acts of kindness for kids – Mum in the Mad House
  3. Random acts of kindness printable advent calendar – Coffee Cups and Crayons
  4. 3D advent calendar – Craftulate
  5. Home made LEGO advent Calender – Frugal Fun 4 Boys
  6. DIY copper advent calendar by Growing Spaces
  7. A joke a day for Advent – Nurturestore
  8. Kindness Calendar – Hugo and Matilda
  9. 30 advent calendar cards – The (reformed) idealist Mom
  10. Paper Bag Christmas Countdown – Teach me Mommy
  11. Advent for Secular Families – Planet Smarty Pants
  12. Science Advent Calendar – Inspiration Laboratories
  13. Printable number stickers for DIY Advent Calendars – Mama Miss
  14. Memory verse Advent Calendar – Powerful Mothering
  15. Easy DIY Advent Calendar – Mamas Happy Hive
  16. 101 Magical Christmas ideas for advent – Family Days tried and tested
  17. Advent Crown – Mum in the Mad House
  18. Advent kindness jar – Mum in the Mad House
  19. DIY Paper Cup Calendar – Hodge Podge Crafts
  20. Toilet paper roll advent calendar – Danya Banya
  21. Easy DIY Advent Calendar – Red Ted Art
  22. Whimsical Handmade Advent Calendar – Gingerlillytea
  23. Homemade felt advent calendar – Mummy of Two
  24. 30 Fun Advent Calendar Activities – Hodge Podge Craft
  25. Geometric Advent Calendar – All for the boys

homemade advent calenders

If that wasnt enough then there is last years round up of 24 DIY advent Calendars!

In addition to our new super advent activity list, we are also taking part in The Ultimate Christmas Ideas Guide for Kids with the Kid Blogger Network.


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