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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Advent Activity Calendar

via Martha Stewart

Inspired by Amy at Teach Mama and Jordan at Oh Happy Day, I've put together an Advent Activity Calendar for our family this year. Each day, December 1 through December 25, when Lucas opens that day's drawer on our first-ever advent calendar he'll find a fun activity for that day.

Several of the activities are things we already planned to do or attend: the town Christmas Tree lighting, a visit with Santa, his nursery school's Christmas program and our parents' group holiday party. Other things are easy and fun things we would have done anyway: shop for our giving tree gifts, dance to holiday music, make paper snowflakes, write a letter to Santa, watch a Christmas movie, deliver treats to friends, bake cookies.

A few things are easy but will blow his mind: camp out on the living room floor under the Christmas Tree, drink hot cocoa with marshmallows for breakfast.

And, several more are local holiday activities which I'll be writing about over the next few days.

{So sorry for my very long absence. I undertook a big venture over the past eight or so months that didn't leave much time for blogging. But, I'm now back, hopefully regularly.}

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