Printable Activity Advent Calendar

This year I made the decision to banish the £20 toy advent calendars/filling our calendar with Lego Minifigures and Pokemon, saving myself £40 before Christmas has even started and 24 days of plastic clutter, a chocolate calendar was exciting enough for me when I was younger, it will be for them too, I mean whats better than chocolate for breakfast?! But what will I fill my lovely wooden advent calendar with?

I’d seen activity advent calendars online and thought I’d make my own, incorporating some of our normal Christmas traditions and activities we’d be doing anyway as well as a few new ones. I asked our Instagram followers for inspiration and they came up with some great ones, so I thought I’d put together a little list and a printable so you can print one out and join in. I’ve also included a blank one so you can add your own traditions.

Some of the things suggested by our followers included:

  • Learn a new Christmas Song
  • Write a Letter to Santa
  • Dance to Christmas Songs
  • See some Reindeer
  • Make Christmas Cards
  • Go to a Christmas Fayre
  • Make Party hats
  • Take some Christmas treats to local fire/police station
  • Hot Chocolate Treat
  • Draw a Christmas picture for a neighbour
  • Make Tree Decorations
  • Go to a Carol Service
  • Do something kind for someone
  • Read Christmas Books
  • Buy a gift for sibling/parent
  • Make Salt Dough Decorations
  • Make homemade gifts for Teachers
  • Go visit Santa
  • Make Christmas cookies
  • Make homemade chocolates (this is something our eldest has asked to do recently)
  • Make Gingerbread Men
  • Build some Christmas Lego
  • Do some Christmas Colouring
  • Donate some food to the food bank
  • Christmas Movie Night
  • Go get our Tree
  • Decorate a Gingerbread House
  • Make Paper Chains
  • Maker Paper Snowflakes
  • Drive around looking at Christmas lights (this is one of our favourite things to do, we pack the kids into the car with buckets of popcorn and look at all the houses lit up)

You can save the printables here and print them at home. Simply cut out the rectangles and roll them up to place them in your advent calendar. You could also slip them into pocket advent calendars or peg them up with the date or include them alongside other small gifts if you fill your own.

If you are going to join in please do use #bbkactivityadvent on any pictures on Instagram so we can see what you get up to, we’ll update the post with any new awesome ideas we see.

Download the completed Activity Sheet

or the plain one to fill with your own activities:

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