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30 Nov

The countdown to Christmas – alternative advent calendar ideas

Posted 30/11/2015 by: Reeds Rains

So, tomorrow is the 1st of December, marking the beginning of the countdown to Christmas! If you have left it too late to pick up a chocolate advent calendar for the children (or maybe yourself) then take a look at these alternative advent calendar ideas.

Advent bucket

We love this idea – all you need is a bit of wrapping paper, some tags, a bucket and 24 gifts. These could be chocolates or anything you fancy. Simply wrap up the gifts, add a tag with the date and pop in the bucket.

Treasure hunt

This is a great way to make advent more interactive, each day the children will receive a clue to where they can find their treat.

An activity a day

A great alternative to chocolate, each day offers the opportunity for a new activity. For example, write a letter to Santa, go shopping for a new decoration, watch a Christmas movie – the list is endless and children will love the excitement and build up.

An advent jar

Fill a jar with 24 sweets, one for each day – you could even make a cute label, add some ribbon and personalise the jar.

For more ideas take a look at our Pinterest board here.