Our Activity Advent – 33 things to do as a family during Advent

Our Activity Advent – 33 things to do as a family during Advent

I was talking on instagram stories he other day about out family advent calendar for this year and I how instead of just toys & chocolate we were going to be filling it with activities to do in the lead up to Christmas. I really want our Advent this year to be full of magic and sparkle and to make some memories our little family will treasure forever and this felt like a really lovely way to do it. I have made an advent calendar using an over the door shoe hanger and some gold stickers and filled each of the pockets with places to go or things to do. They range from making Christmas cards and movie days to visiting Father Christmas and trips to some our local festive attractions. And because some of them will likely happen on the same day, I’ve added a few more than 24 to fill it out.  I also want to teach Florence the importance of giving and of helping those less fortunate than us so as well as crafts and days out, I’ve added some acts of kindness to our activity advent too.


Decorate the Christmas tree

Have a Christmas Photo Shoot – See Florence’s first Christmas photo shoot here 

Write & send Christmas Cards

Wrap presents together

Days out

Visit Father Christmas

Christmas at Bedgebury

Leeds Castle Christmas Market

Christmas at Kent Life

A trip to see the Reindeer at Knole Park

See Frozen II at the cinema

Christmas shopping day

Go on a Christmas Light Hunt

See a Christmas show / pantomime

Go to the Church Nativity

Days in

Have a pyjama day

Set up a home Christmas Cinema with popcorn & treats

Build a blanket den and decorate it with fairy lights


Snowman paper plate

Decorate a Christmas tree cone

Christmas Crackers

Salt dough tree decoration

Do you wanna build a Snowman? Play dough

Make gifts for friends

Make a Christmas collage


Reindeer Biscuits – Recipe here! 

Christmas tree cupcakes

Festive jam tarts

Decorate some festive biscuits

Christmas mallow pops

Acts of kindness

Donate a toy to a giving tree

Buy an extra Christmas dinner for a local family

Pay a visit to a local nursing home to spread some Christmas cheer

Donate to the local children’s ward

We’re only on day 2 and our Activity Advent calendar has gone down a treat with Florence already. She can’t wait to wake up and find out what we are all up to tomorrow.  Follow me: Twitter / Facebook / Instagram / Bloglovin / Pinterest

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