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Advent Calendar 25: Toddler Christmas dress

Advent Calendar 25: Toddler Christmas dress

 Although I have done this in readiness for Christmas, you can use other fabric for this and make a dress that can be worn at any time of the year. You could even use a long sleeve and thicker skirt fabric for a winter weight dress.  What you’ll need: Girls t-shirt, 50cm fabric, 12inch of […]

Advent Day 24: Nativity Story Cover

Advent Day 24: Nativity Story Cover

Advent Day 24 This activity completes the ongoing Nativity Story activity and is a nice keepsake for your children. You will need: Completed colouring activities from days 4, 9, 13, 19 and 22 Some coloured paper or card for a cover Pencils Stapler What to do: Encourage your children to decorate a cover for their […]

Advent Day 23 - Throw A Birthday Party For Jesus

Advent Day 23 – Throw A Birthday Party For Jesus

What child doesn’t love a birthday party? Here’s a unique way to keep in mind that Christmas is Jesus’ birthday! You will need: Party decorations Cake or cupcakes Birthday candles What to do: Hold a birthday party for Jesus! Make a cake, or cupcakes. Light the candles and sing Jesus happy birthday. Encourage your children […]

The Fourth Week of Advent (Calendar Supplies)

The Fourth Week of Advent (Calendar Supplies)

  Just a few days and activities left until Christmas now! During the fourth week of Advent you will need the following supplies: Day Twenty-Two – The Nativity Story: The Wise Men A nativity story book, pencils and paper Day Twenty-Three – Throw A Birthday Party For Jesus Cake or cupcakes, birthday candles, party hats […]

Advent Day 22 - Nativity Story: The Wise Men

Advent Day 22 – Nativity Story: The Wise Men

After a few days of fun, but busy activities, settling down with the Christmas story and a simple colouring activity is a nice way to prepare for Christmas. You will need: A Christmas story book or picture Bible A picture of the Three Wise Men for colouring Pencils What to do: Read/share the Christmas story […]

Advent Day 21 - How To Make Christmas T-shirts

Advent Day 21 – How To Make Christmas T-shirts

You can make these for your own children but they also make a nice handmade gift for other children at Christmas time. There are two options here but feel free to create your own designs! RIBBON OPTION You will need: T-shirt Ribbon Sequins Masking tape Needle and thread What to do: Start by cutting nine, […]

Advent Day 20 - How To Make Jar Lid Ornaments

Advent Day 20 – How To Make Jar Lid Ornaments

This is a very simple activity that is not time consuming and recycles things that are just lying around the house. You will need: Jar lids, cleaned and stickers removed Strong craft glue or hot glue gun Last year’s Christmas cards Small amounts of ribbon, lace and other trims What to do: Start by cutting […]

Advent Day 19 - Nativity Story: The Shepherds

Advent Day 19 – Nativity Story: The Shepherds

After a few days of fun, but busy activities, settling down with the Christmas story and a simple colouring activity is a nice way to prepare for Christmas. You will need: A Christmas story book or picture Bible A picture of the Shepherds for colouring Pencils What to do: Read/share the Christmas story with your […]

Advent Day 18 - How To Make Stand Alone Stars

Advent Day 18 – How To Make Stand Alone Stars

This is a simple paper craft activity that you can use in different ways. You could add string to the finished product and hang from your tree or you could use them as table decorations or even place cards for Christmas lunch!  You will need: Card Scissors Glue Glitter, sequins if desired What to do: […]

Advent Day 17 - A Bed For Baby Jesus

Advent Day 17 – A Bed For Baby Jesus

  Today’s activity is focused on welcoming Jesus into our homes, and hearts, at Christmas time. You will need: A box, shoebox or dolls cradle A blanket A dolls pillow (optional) A baby doll What to do: Talk to your children about how the Holy Family could not find anywhere to rest when they arrived […]