In my first post on Advent I mentioned what we would be doing for everyday as Christmas draws nearer and nearer…
Here is a summary and links to the se7en things we are doing each day:
- A Joke A Day.
- 24 day board or card game challenge.
- A stop over at the Jesse Tree Blog on Blissfully Domestic.
- A visit to the Christmas Carol Advent Devotional.
- Some of our Christmas Preparation: make gifts, cards or gift wrap.
- A Craft from Bella Dia of the Crafty Crow.
- Wild Card Fun:
- friends to play
- an outing
- a Christmas Crafty Project
- a cooking adventure
- A new skill
- a Movie
- online fun – audible stories or Christmas games
And here is a run down of each days activities as we wander our way through to Christmas…
Advent Day 22: Monday
How do you make a slow reindeer fast?
Don’t feed it
Game Played: Checkers.
Jesse Tree: Mary – a heart.
Christmas Carol: O Come, O Come, Emmanuel.
Christmas Preparation: Finally got going with helping the kids make their gifts for their siblings.
Wild Card: Had friends over to swim until we couldn’t swim anymore. And we started reading the Christmas Carol. We are so loving it. Just a chunk a day. I thought it would go over the top of the little guys heads – but they are right in there, with comments and questions. Lovely.
Advent Day 23: Tuesday
Who delivers Christmas presents to cats?
Game Played: Pick up Sticks.
Jesse Tree: Joseph – tools.
Christmas Carol: Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silent
Christmas Preparation: Made all the gifts for our friends and wrapped them up good to go! Baked and baked… a massive baking day!
Bella Dia Advent Craft: Felted Wool Mitten Ornaments. We didn’t do this I am all felted out. But we did have a treasure hunt for mittens instead… we found them creeping out of drawers, we found them amongst the pots!
Wild Card: The adult persons left the kid people with friends and went out like adult people for lunch – wonderful!!! Everywhere was quiet and empty, I guess there was a last minute dash somewhere, but not in my space!
Advent Day 24: Wednesday
Why is Santa like a bear on Christmas Eve?
Because he’s sooty.
Game Played: Cluedo. That’s it, we have survived the twenty four day game challenge. I can’t believe we even own twenty-four games!
Jesse Tree: Mary.
Christmas Carol: O Come All Ye Faithful; Who is This; Joy to the World.
Christmas Preparation: Wrapped all the kids gifts!
Advent Day 25: Thursday
Christmas at last!