A Christmas calendar.
With pockets that include a daily family Christmas activity.
Instead of a countdown I decided to make it forward like a calendar. Countdowns are tricky to keep track of what day you're on, and this will make it easy to continue if/when we miss days. I don't want to put the pressure on to do something EVERY SINGLE DAY, because with that adds stress and guilt and that ruins the season faster than anything. But it's there for us to TRY to do every day. To make fun family memories.
Besides mini photo books, I'm also in love with sewing felt. It's so quick and easy--you don't have to worry about edges and hems. It's like paper crafts but instead of gluing you use the sewing machine. These were inspiration, but too much work in my opinion. Too much detail for my skill level.
|this was last year's idea|
And here is what I created. Though I still need to add the word Christmas at the top area somehow. Not sure what I want to do with that. But at least it's ready for use.
I got out my pocket calendar so I could see what we have going on each day and placed the cards in pockets accordingly. Can't wait for December to arrive!
P.S. The Christmas Board Game is THIS.
And the Christmas dice game is something like this:
Update: And here is the finished product!! Hooray! I'm already getting a few new activity ideas for next year... like doing Advent candle lighting and reading on each of the Sundays, or picking a common carol and studying the lyrics or doing copywork with them, or decorating the tree in portions, starting with lights and gradually adding and learning about some of the symbols we put on etc.