Just in the St. Nick of time!
I just had to share with you all about something that I must’ve done right. You know when you are the parent of a teen, pre-teen and 8 year old–that rarely happens. So I have to share it now, with you, because I’m
proud of myself in shock.
Remember the Advent calendar that I made from items found at the Target Dollar Spot?
Well, I hadn’t pulled it out since I hadn’t actually realized that it was December already…when did that happen??? Then last night as we were reading to that elf on the shelf (cue the eyeroll) my middle child came be-bopping in with the calendar! He was kind of mortified at me for not having it on the wall already.
So I thought I would share with you today all the things that I have for us to do throughout the month of December (apparently they were a hit with the kids). I didn’t give you the full rundown last year…what was I thinking! And don’t worry, even though it is already December, I have some super easy ideas for advent calendars that you can whip up in no time–thanks to Pinterest of course!
Dec 1 – Drink hot cocoa
Dec 2 – Roast marshmallows by the fire
Dec 3 – Decorate the candy house
Dec 4 – Read the story of Christ’s birth
Dec 5 – Watch Elf
Dec 6 – Sunday (no activities on that day – mainly because I was running out of ideas. 😉
Dec 7 – Make salt dough ornaments
Dec 8 – Write a letter to Santa
Dec 9 – Watch Christmas Vacation
Dec 10 – See the Christmas play at school
Dec 11 – Drive around and look at Christmas lights
Dec 12 – Wrap a gift for a friend
Dec 13 – Sunday
Dec 14 – Watch Home Alone
Dec 15 – Have a picnic by the Christmas tree
Dec 16 – Sleep by the Christmas tree
Dec 17 – Make Christmas cookies
Dec 18 – Have a family game night
Dec 19 – Go to Tennessee
Dec 20 – Sunday
Dec 21 – Play Christmas music all day long
Dec 22 – Make cookies for Santa
Dec 23 – Open an early Christmas present
Dec 24 – Listen to Grandmother Great read ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas”
There you have it! This is what the McCall family will be doing with the month of December! I would love to hear from you about your Advent calendar.