So very simple... the hard part is thinking of things for the kids to do each day. We have things like, pajamas and Christmas movies, go for a winter walk, hot chocolate by candlelight and reading by fairy light (school room ceiling has fairy lights). There are also some very simple things like colour a Christmas picture.
Monday, November 7, 2011
Homemade Advent Calendar
For this project I used:
Maybe 5m/15' ribbon (at a guess)
Pegs (I used small coloured ones but you could use normal ones)
Holographic Card (very cheap at the pound shop)
And that's about it! Except I did put a small bow on the 24th instead of ribbon.
All I did was cut bits of card in half, then each half into four roughly equal strips (cutting across the shorter length). Of course I counted 24 out. Then I folded them over so that the two ends met at the back side of the 'gift'. Inside I wrote a special thing to do for the day. Then I wrapped a ribbon around it, wrote the number on it in marker, and pegged it to the line.
I think the kids are really going to love it. I can't wait to see their faces when I put it up!