5 Quick and Easy Advent Calendar Activities!

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I love the idea of doing an Advent Calendar as a simple and easy way to keep the focus on the important things during this Christmas season. Today I am sharing 5 quick and easy Advent Calendar ideas with you.

I don't know about you, but I have never actually made an Advent calendar before. Now that my daughter is getting older, it is definitely something I want to start during Christmas with her.

As moms, we are so busy I think many of us would prefer something quick and easy, but fun and memorable.

5 Easy Advent Calendar Activities for Kids

1. How to make a simply Advent Calendar from The Pelsers

I love anything that incorporates good fine motor skills in an activity. This would be a great one to have the kids help you out with, using the clothespins to pin the numbers on the string.

2. Simple Advent Calendar from His Sugar Plum

This is super easy to make with washi tape, some craft numbers, and envelopes. Check out the directions at the link above.

3. The Jesse Tree Devotional & Advent Calendar Ideas from Blessed Beyond a Doubt

I had never heard of a Jesse tree until this year. This is a great little ebook devotional for your kids and she gives some ideas for activities at the end too.

4. Printable Advent Activities Calendar from Hip Homeschool Moms.

This is a super simply Advent Calendar printable for you. All the work is done, you just have to print and cut it out. She also gives some ideas on how to compile and use it.

5. Easy DIY Christmas Tree Advent Calendar from Happy Toddler Playtime

This is a great idea using recycled items and things you probably already have in your craft drawer.

I hope these 5 Advent Calendar ideas give you some simple and creative ways to make your Advent calendars with your kids this year.

Now I just have to figure out which one I am going to make. 🙂

For more Christmas ideas check out my Holly Jolly Christmas Pinterest board or Winter Fine Motor Activities board.

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Heather Greutman, COTA

Heather Greutman is a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant with experience in school-based OT services for preschool through high school. She uses her background to share child development tips, tools, and strategies for parents, educators, and therapists. She is the author of many ebooks including The Basics of Fine Motor Skills, and Basics of Pre-Writing Skills, and co-author of Sensory Processing Explained: A Handbook for Parents and Educators.

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  1. Thanks so much for sharing the Hip Homeschool Moms article with printables by Sarah from My Joy Filled Life!

  2. Love these ideas. My kids are out of the making crafts stage, but I still love it. I’m looking forward to sharing this post on Strength2thrive, a ministry for military women and wives. I know there are many moms who will enjoy this. I have liked your page and look forward to more good ideas. Blessings this Christmas.

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