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.