For years we did a traditional advent calendar, in fact my kids each got one for themselves. They were either filled with chocolate or small tiny plastic toys. This year we are trying to be more eco friendly around our house and honestly the thought of 75 more tiny little toys around my house stresses me out haha. So this year I decided to change things up and do one family advent calendar.
Each days bag has a piece of paper inside with a fun activity we can all do together and I’ve included a free printable of the 24 activities we are doing below which you can print, cut out and insert into your own advent calendars too. There are even a few blank spots for you to write in your own ideas too.
Everything You Need to Make your own
All you need for this advent calendar is:
-small paper bags
-numbers 1-24. I had some gold glitter paper cut into stars on a circuit machine but you could write the numbers on the bags too
-tape or command strips to attach the bags to the wall
-embellishments for the bags (ribbon, evergreen sprays, twinkle lights, ornaments – get creative!)
-our printable ideas list (see below)!
Below is the printable you can download, print and cut out to easily add to your own calendar too.
This printable was designed by @aimyillustrates. Please head to her site (www.aimyillustrates.ca) for all your custom design needs and show her some love on Instagram too!
My kids are already excited to see what fun activities we will be doing each day and I’m excited to make some fun memories with them this season.
Please tag me (@anoblehome) on Instagram if you use the printable. I’d love too see!