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Its Advent Time again!

December 1, 2012
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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…

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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!

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

 

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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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