Countdown to Christmas with Advent Activities

This post of Christmas activities to do with your advent calendar has been updated in 2020 and is no longer sponsored.

Every Christmas we like to create a Holiday Calendar – full of kids Christmas activities to help countdown to Christmas.

Every year the list grows and grows. The first year we did 10 activities, then last year we had 20 or so activities… this year we have 27 Christmas Activities to do with our kids and  a place to display our activities.

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You can print our list off and add your own traditions. Grow your advent calendar to fill the entire month of December with Christmas activities.

Christmas Activities To Go With Your Advent Calendar

Home School Room Wall Decor

I have seen matchboxes used as calendars before and couldn’t think of a way to organize them, until a recent trip to Lowes.  

We have a long wall in our school room with nothing on it…  time to fill the wall with bulletin boards. They are the perfect backdrop to hang our matchboxes of activities. 

A side perk is that the insulation helps act as a noise block… our rooms are a touch quieter with less of an echo thanks to the insulation we were able to use.

We used a razor blade to cut the Styrofoam sheets into the sizes that we wanted. The cork roll that is available at Lowes is the kind that is sticky on the back. I was pleasantly surprised at how easy it was to affix the cork to the Styrofoam!

With our bulletin boards up – it’s time to Count Down to Christmas!!

Making An Advent Calendar Bulletin Board

We covered matchboxes that we collected with construction paper and glitter – and folded the slips of paper with our activity ideas, stuffing them into the boxes.  

Each day this Christmas we are going to pull a box down and enjoy an activity together.

Creating Our List Advent Activities

Here is a printable with dozens of Christmas Activities to help et your kids in the spirit.The kids and I sat down and brainstormed creating our advent list of activities for kids.  One of the girls can’t wait to roast marshmallows and my son wants to tour Christmas lights one night.

I love my family tradition growing up of having a family slumber party around the tree, we all want to make homemade gifts for our friends, and we can’t forget about decorating cookies!!  

There are 27 super simple and classic Christmas Activities that we came up with to help your kids anticipate the Holidays!!

how to create your own bulletin board - whatever size you want!!

Printable Advent Activities

With this download you will get 3 pages full of Christmas activities to do together a family. You can pick and choose which ones you likes or dislike or even add your own. 

Either way this is a great way to teach your kids how many days till Christmas and keep them busy while they excitedly await.

Here is a printable with dozens of Christmas Activities to help et your kids in the spirit.The kids and I sat down and brainstormed creating our advent list of activities for kids.  One of the girls can’t wait to roast marshmallows and my son wants to tour Christmas lights one night.

I love my family tradition growing up of having a family slumber party around the tree, we all want to make homemade gifts for our friends, and we can’t forget about decorating cookies!!  

There are 27 super simple and classic Christmas Activities that we came up with to help your kids anticipate the Holidays!!

Printable Advent Activities

With this download you will get 3 pages full of Christmas activities to do together a family. You can pick and choose which ones you likes or dislike or even add your own. 

Download here:

This is a great way to teach your kids how many days till Christmas and keep them busy while they excitedly await.

How does your family count down to Christmas??

Check out some of our favorite advent calendars, available from Amazon!

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4 Comments

  1. Really fantastic list, Rachel!! I have a four year old and a two year old and they both want as much Christmas activities packed into their day as possible. I’m hoping an advent calendar will offer them a way to stay excited and for me to stay on track! 🙂 Thanks for a great printable.

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