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Its Advent Time again!

December 1, 2012

What? Its December already??? I’m totally not ready this year for Christmas, but I did manage to pull together an activity Advent Calendar for us. Its basically the same as I’ve done the past few years with a few changes based on our schedule and the boys interests.

Here is our Advent Calendar and some of the plans that we have for the next 24 days…


Although we do have toy advent calendars for the boys, our activity one is the one that I am looking forward to the most. Its a great way to spend quality time with the boys each day whether its crafting, baking, or going outside for a wet wintery walk. It can be a lot of prep work and there are definitely times when I half ass it (Drink Hot Cocoa!) but over the years it has become a fun family tradition and it really makes the holidays about spending time together, making things for people, and having fun.

Day 1: Today the boys had to follow clues to find a special prize. First they found this clue in the advent calendar. Just to be clear, the clue is for them to look in their play oven… not ours!


There they found a crudely drawn map of where to look next (under the couch).



Waiting under the couch were two Lego City Advent Calendars. The boys are BIG into Legos, so this was a huge hit. It comes with a digital one too, which the boys are excited to check out. If I was super organized and an over achiever, I would do these type of fun treasure hunts every day, but I’m not that cool… Maybe next year!


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  1. December 1, 2012 10:48 PM

    you’re boys are so lucky! can you email me a copy of what you used for activities?

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