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Christmas Countdown with Books

Christmas Countdown with Books
 
Christmas Countdown with Books

I’m SO excited to start this new tradition, Christmas Countdown with Books! 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 wrap up, it is still a fun way to countdown to Christmas. You could also check out books from the library to use and then they would all be new. Pair this countdown idea with a coloring advent calendar and you are all set!

My kids love this tradition every year and they never get tired of reading the same books year after year. 

Teena

Sunday 4th of December 2011

What a great idea!

Thanks. Love your blog!

GraceTeena

Ms Muffin

Friday 3rd of December 2010

I wanted to do it the last years - but never had enough books. This year finally there are enough - and I even managed to get them all wrapped up before the 1st of December! My daughter loves them - even little man got quite excited, even though he is not getting the whole idea of opening one each day yet ... ;-)I blogged about it today if you want to check it out http://muffinsnmore.blogspot.com/2010/12/christmas-book-advent-calender.html

Christy

Thursday 2nd of December 2010

I have thought of doing this in the past because we have a huge collection of Christmas books, but we haven't done it yet. I typically let them choose a few Christmas books each day. Maybe we will do this for the last two weeks before Christmas or something.

Cara

Thursday 2nd of December 2010

I started doing this when my son was born (he's 3 now), and just got my books ready today. I wrote about it on my blog today as well! This is the first year I've got 25 books, wahoo! Love this tradition!

mrszimm

Thursday 2nd of December 2010

What a fantastic idea!!