Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Quick and easy Advent calender

The whole family helped with this one. We use mini kraft envelopes from staples, punched some ready made chalkboard labels ( from Hobby Lobby ) and had our 5 year old practice writing her  numbers by labeling them with a silver metallic sharpie pen. After scouring the internet, we decided on some activities for each day of the holiday month and  hand wrote them on paper. I picked up the silver stars for Hobby Lobby as well. Our little girl just stuck them on. Here are a few of the activities we agreed on :
Taking clothes to the women's shelter
Watching a basketball game
Eating christmas candy
Writing a letter of gratitude to friends
Skyping family on other continents ( we are originally from Ghana, West Africa )
Building a fort with blankets and reading a christmas story
Baking a cake for Jesus
Seeing the Zoolights in Chicago
Making a gingerbread man
With this done, maybe we will have a dance party tonight...;)


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1 comment:

Katie Drane said...

What a great idea! Your mantel is beautiful. I'm so glad to be your newest follower, I love your blog:)


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