Christmas Countdown Ideas

Christmas Countdown Ideas

Here at The Activity Mom we love to sneak in learning as we have fun counting down to Christmas! Here are a list of AWESOME Christmas Countdown Ideas: Join us for our FREE, printable Activity Advent Countdown. You and your little ones can work on an activity each day together and it is all organized for you. Choose one or pick and choose from all of these: 2009 … [Read more...]

First Grade Christmas Countdown

Christmas Countdown

My 2013 Christmas Activity Advent Countdown is targeted towards preschoolers (although toddlers and Kindergartners still enjoy it). B (1st grade) still wants to join us for the countdown after school and during Winter vacation. Although he would be more than happy to do the same countdown with N (and still might), I wanted to give him the chance to review Kinder/1st Grade … [Read more...]

2013 Activity Advent Countdown

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  My annual, printable Activity Advent Countdown is back! It includes ideas, printables, and resources found around the web to make counting down to Christmas with your toddlers and preschoolers fun and educational. 2013 Activity Advent Countdown 1. Toilet Paper Tube Tree Painting 2. Christmas Memory or Matching 3. Christmas Tree Sticker Matching 4. … [Read more...]

Lego Christmas Countdown

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Although we will all be counting down to Christmas with The Activity Mom's Christmas Countdown, I also wanted something extra for B (5 1/2 years old) to work on during Winter break. He loves building with Legos so I decided to give him a Lego Christmas Countdown. I printed 24 different sets of Lego building instructions (found under "monthly builds"). I will give him a … [Read more...]

2012 Activity Advent Countdown (printable)

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I'm so excited to bring you my annual, printable Activity Advent Countdown! I used ideas, printables, and resources (list below) found around the web to make counting down to Christmas fun and educational! 2012 Activity Advent Countdown 1. M&M Wreath  2. Ornament Shape Matching 3. Bow Painting 4. Indoor Snowball Hunt 5. Gingerbread Number Activity 6. Shape … [Read more...]

Count Down to Christmas with Books – A Tradition

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  My Time for Tots partner, Jill (from Shafer Family Blog), gave me the idea for this Christmas tradition. This is our second year doing it (in addition to our Activity Advent Countdown) and we LOVE it! Collect all of your child's Christmas books and wrap them each individually. We put ours under the tree and each day, the kids pick one to unwrap and read. The last … [Read more...]

2011 Activity Advent Countdown (printable)

I'm so excited to bring you my annual, printable Activity Advent Countdown! I used ideas, printables, and resources (list below) found around the web to make counting down to Christmas fun and educational! 2011 Activity Advent Countdown 1.       1. Christmas Lights Color Pom Pom Matching (scroll down) 2.       2. Make a Paper Plate Angel 3.       3. Snowman Dice … [Read more...]

Christmas Countdown with Books

Book Countdown

I'm SO excited to start this new tradition! I wrapped all of our Christmas or winter books that we already own and put them in a basket under the tree. Each night, the kids will choose one present/book to open and read. I saw this idea last year at The Shafer Family Blog. Each year she buys a new book to add to the collection and countdown.  Even if you only have 5 books to … [Read more...]

2010 Activity Advent Calendar (Printable)

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Here is the printable 2010 Activity Advent Calendar! ~Countdown to Christmas with an Activity Each Day~ This was B's favorite part of Christmas last year! We were doing these activities at 7 am because he just couldn't wait one more minute to draw a card and do the activity! Here's What To Do: Print the 2010 Activity Advent Calendar Cards and Materials List and put the … [Read more...]

2009 ACTIVITY Advent Calendar (Printable)

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There are so many different, awesome types of advent calendars out there. I was having a hard time deciding on one and then it occured to me that one Christmas activity a day would be fun for us. I made and printed the activity cards (below), sewed 25 felt pockets (pictured above, directions below in the comments section), and used foam stickers for the numbers. My goal … [Read more...]