Day 1: 25 Days of Christmas Ideas.
When my kids were young, we loved reading so instead of a traditional advent calendar we read a Christmas book each day of advent. I wrapped all their Christmas books- buying a few new ones each year-and placed them under the tree. Each morning the three boys would take turns choosing a book to unwrap. We would snuggle together on the couch, turn on the Christmas lights and read the story.
Some of our favorites:
Snowmen at Christmas by Caralyn Buehner
The Grinch Who Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss
The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey by Susan Wojciechowski
Llama, Llama Holiday Drama by Anna Dewdney (giving theme)
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson (chapter book)
The Mitten by Jan Brett
Find more advent ideas on our Pinterest board.
What creative idea have you used for advent?