Instead of a traditional advent calendar, have you thought about counting down the days with a Family Countdown to Christmas Activity Plan? Create some fun memories and enjoy lots of family with this printable plan for the holidays!
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Today’s theme is Advent Calendars. There are so many fun ways to create these for your family. I’ve made a few in the past, like DIY Countdown Ornament and a Thrift Store Find Calendar Makeover. This year I decided to create a fun Family Activity Plan to Countdown the days until Christmas.Family Countdown to Christmas Activity Plan + Free Printables #adventcalendar #christmascountdown #12daysofholidayideas Click To Tweet
25 Days of Activities for a Family Christmas Countdown
As I was putting this together, I tried to include fun activities that can be enjoyed by everyone in the family. Some are geared toward younger children while others would be fun for your older kids. I also kept in mind the days of the week to make sure that the activities that might require more time fall on weekends.
Since the activities require some planning ahead, I’ve created two printables (see below for links) that you hang on your fridge or family bulletin board to let everyone know what’s coming up on the calendar and to help you plan ahead and have needed supplies on hand.
Some suggestions for a few of the days:
Paper Crafts (affiliate) These ornaments would be fun to make with kids.
Reindeer Pancakes, this recipe I found on the Food Lion site looks fun.
Crock Pot Hot Chocolate Recipe – I’ve been making this for years and it’s delicious!
Pom Pom Snowballs are easy to make. I made them for Buckets of Snow Ornaments last year.
DIY Christmas Cards (affiliate)- Use pretty paper make fun and unique cards.
Homemade Peppermint Patties are an easy Christmas Candy to make.
Pajama Party (affiliate) Lots of fun Christmas pjs to choose from
Christmas Song Trivia Game – Download and print this one I put together a couple of years ago.
You can find, download, and print both the Family Countdown Calendar with graphics and the Printable Ideas List by clicking on the following links.
I hope you have some fun family time with it this year as you not only mark off the days until Christmas, but create some family memories, too!
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Family Countdown to Christmas Activities Printable
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