During the holidays, we should spend as much time as possible with loved ones. It’s easy to get caught up in fantasies about being able to go caroling or ice skating or having the time to throw a cookie baking party, but the let’s face it, the holidays aren’t just the most wonderful time of the year…they’re also the busiest. That’s why creating a DIY advent calendar and taking time each day to open thoughtful little gifts with your family is so important. You’ll have a reason every day to step back from the bustling holiday rush and appreciate the ones you hold dear.
Look below for kid-friendly ideas that will provide your little ones with treats and activities all season long. There are even a few classier, decorative advent calendars perfect for anyone looking for a grown-up twist on an old tradition.
Advent Calendars with Pockets, Boxes, and More!
Many of us remember getting those little cardboard advent calendars filled with chocolates as kids. These DIY advent calendars are like that, times ten. Plus, you get to construct them yourself and add your own personal touches! Choose the chocolates and candies your kids like best or select old favorites of yours that you want to introduce them to. It could also be fun to fill each compartment with personal notes, Christmas toys, or instructions for a Christmas treasure hunt that they’ll complete little by little each day.
Decorative Advent Calendars with Fun Activities
We bet you’ve never thought “homemade advent calendar” when thinking of ways to entertain your kids during Christmastime, but once you look over the crafts on this list, you’re sure to change your mind. Kiddos will have fun cutting out felt pieces, painting pretty ornaments, or popping tiny balloons in order to help countdown to to Christmas. There are even a couple of pretty ideas just for moms! Once you take a look at the Rustic Stars Advent Calendar, your respect for this classic holiday decoration will be expanded once again.