24 DIY Advent Calendar Activities

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You can get creative this holiday season by creating your own Advent Calendar! Last year, our family started a tradition with our rustic advent calendar and the 24 activities we did as a family in the days leading up to Christmas. We had so much fun making memories last year, we decided to carry on the tradition, and add in even more activities!

Here is our list of activities that we are planning to do each day this December. Some of the activities are simple, some of them require a little bit more planning, but all of them are something fun for the kids to look forward to as we celebrate the Christmas season.

Advent Calendar DIY

24 DIY Advent Calendar Activities

1. Read a new Christmas book
2. Watch “Mickey Saves Christmas”
3. Ride the Santa train
4. Read & watch The Polar Express
5. Make and decorate Christmas cookies
6. Donate old toys and clothes
7. Listen to Christmas music
8. Go to DQ for a blizzard
9. String popcorn for the Christmas tree
10. Wear new Christmas pajamas
11. Read & watch “How The Grinch Stole Christmas”
12. See Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer – The Musical
13. Make Reindeer Chow
14. Color Christmas pictures
15. Have snowflake pancakes for dinner
16. Make a Christmas craft
17. Drive around and look at Christmas lights
18. Watch “Elf”
19. Make a gingerbread house
20. Roast marshmallows over the fire to make s’mores
21. Drink hot chocolate
22. Make Christmas cards
23. Fly on an airplane
24. Celebrate Christmas with family

What are the Christmas traditions you look forward to each year?

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