First Advent

Matilda with advent calendar
Matilda with grabbing the next advent calendar day

Her first Advent calendar tradition she will probably remember. Every year there is always something fun to do, here are some examples:

  • Write letters to Santa
  • Sign and send our family christmas cards!
  • Draw a Christmas picture to send to a family member that lives far away to show how much you love them
  • Find and decorate the Christmas tree
  • Attend the Christmas Parade (2pm – 4pm Courtenay, 5th street)
  • Pick up trash after school
  • Make paper snowflakes
  • Play with someone new today
  • Cozy up and read Christmas stories in front of the fire
  • Comox Rec centre movie night
  • Bake some sprinkle cookies
  • Make a fire in the fire pit and sit outside under the twinkle lights and drink hot chocolate
  • Make popcorn, cranberry and dried orange garlands
  • Decorate gingerbread people
  • Watch a Christmas movie after dinner!
  • Bring a gift to school for your teacher!
  • Last day of school! Dinner out then drive around town and look at Christmas lights!
  • Go tubing/sledding
  • Deliver treats to friends and neighbours
  • Sleep under the xmas tree
  • Make Reindeer Food
  • Wrap presents
  • Watch a move in the movie theatre!
  • Open a special Christmas Eve present
  • Put your shoe on the window for St. Nicholas
  • Make Daddy breakfast
  • Put a treat in the mailbox for the mail person
  • Watch the Christmas truck parade
  • Have a family craft night
  • Make birdseed ornaments and hang them outside
  • Give someone a really nice compliment
  • Leave little happy notes in library books to make someone smile
  • Give someone a really good hug
  • Learn & sing a Christmas song
  • Choose some food to donate to the food bank
  • Make a video of 5 things you are grateful for
  • Clean up someone else’s mess, just because
  • Decorate a Christmas ornament
  • Decorate some cookies
  • Buy a present for our hamper family
  • Go caroling
  • Play Christmas music and dance in your pyjamas
  • Visit Santa
  • Go Ice Skating
  • Make Salt Dough Ornaments
  • Watch the Nutcracker
  • Make a winter art project
  • Build a snowman
  • Decorate the house with lights
  • Take a family holiday photo
  • Pack our family hamper
  • Eat a Candy Cane
  • Make holiday cards
  • Make a snowflake collage
  • Make snow globes
  • Volunteer
  • Make Paper Winter Stars
  • Make ornaments
  • Make a wreath
  • Make homemade gifts
  • Help someone today without being asked
  • Go to a special play at the theatre!
  • Tell someone how much you love them
  • Say thank-you to 3 people who help you today
  • Make latkes
  • Create a Christmas scene in the bathtub
  • Decorate the Christmas tree
  • Decorate a gingerbread house
  • Make Reindeer Food
  • Make holiday bath bombs
Forrest making Christmas cookies.

Thoughts?