Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Christmas Countdown

A childhood friend posted this list on her blog.  I loved the ideas she put together to count down to Christmas.  Use an advent calendar or boxes or a Christmas countdown chain.  Use this as an example but make it your own.  Start your own traditions.

1— put up the Christmas tree and decorate
2— tell the Christmas story with a nativity scene
3— color a Christmas picture together
4— sing Christmas carols at the piano or with a CD
5— bake and decorate gingerbread men
6— do a nativity scene sticker activity
7— decorate sugar cookies
8— make apple-cinnamon tree ornaments
9— color paper Christmas ornaments
10— string popcorn
11— go to a business open house
12— make stamped nametags on cardstock for presents
13 — open a little pre-Christmas gift: A Baby Born in Bethlehem book
14 — make hot chocolate (fancy, with whipped cream and sprinkles)
15 — make Christmas cards for people
16 — watch a Christmas movie
17 — cut out paper snowflakes
18 — make and decorate brown gift bags
19 — sing “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer”
20 — open a little pre-Christmas gift
21 — make presents for a relative or neighbor
22 — go on a Christmas treasure hunt
23 — eat a candlelit meal
24 — read the Christmas story out of the Bible, open one little gift
25 — open family’s gifts

Thank you, Myra, for letting me share this!

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