Saturday, November 29, 2014

Christmas Traditions - Advent Calendar

AdventMittens

Last year, I started a Christmas Tradition with Molly of having an advent calendar filled with activities and fun. Now that Maggie is here, she'll be taking part in our tradition. We'll be using the Smitten Mittens from last year as a holding place for our fun but I thought I'd also share our plans here. I'm planning to blog about our advent activities.

Advent Calendar Day Two - Make Cinnamon Heart Ornaments

Advent Calendar Activities

November 30: Visit Santa Claus for Santa Photos! 
December 1: Make a Cardboard Gingerbread House 
December 2: Make Cinnamon Ornaments Make Dough Ornaments
December 3: Visit Swanson's Nursery to see the Reindeer 
December 4: Make a Christmas Card for Teacher Janice
December 5: Make Christmas Cookies for the neighbors
December 6: Take the Santa Train
December 7: Explore Portland Christmas Decorations
December 8: Make Christmas Cards for Grandparents 
December 9: Do the WildLights at the Zoo!
December 10: Celebrate Grandpa Burgess on his birthday by visiting his niche
December 11: Play Snowman Factory with Homemade Play dough 
December 12: Visit the Sheraton Gingerbread Village 
December 13: Have a Holiday Adventure with Daddy while Mommy is in San Diego
December 14: Drive Candy Cane Lane to look at Christmas Lights
December 15: Color a drawing of Santa Claus
December16: Listen to a reading of Twas the Night Before Christmas
December 17: Drink Hot Cocoa at a coffee shop
December 18: Donate a gift to someone in need through a Giving Tree
December 19: Take pictures of Christmas Tree Lights with Mommy's Camera & Sing Happy Birthday to Mommy
December 20: Make a Paper Garland
December 21: Sing/Play Christmas Music & Celebrate Maggie's Birthday
December 22: Visit the Bellevue Botanical Garden Christmas Lights
December 23: Buy Christmas Cookies for Santa at Larsen's Bakery
December 24: Christmas Eve Church Service

2013 Visit with Santa
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