As one of my Pinterest projects, I created some countdown to Christmas activities. My goal was to have a fun Christmas/winter activity each day from December 1 through Christmas. Below is a photographic recap of some of our activities.
Here are the activities written out for each day.
I put the slips of paper in this bucket and my plan was to select a different activity each day. This didn’t always happen, ha!
Countdown chain I created. Will took off a chain each morning-it was the first thing he did when he came downstairs each morning.
We had a blast at our community’s Christmas parade!
Will insisted on making orange snowflakes!
Daddy’s work Christmas party-playing Ring Around the Rosy with some kiddos.
Making peanut butter pinecones for the birds!
On the hunt for a Christmas tree.
Decorating our tree.
Donating toys to Salvation Army and another organization at our local toy store.
Reading books with a winter/Christmas theme.
Last year’s personalized ornaments for Will and Harper.
Cookie dough in preparation for cookie day!
Candy cane fruit!
In our Christmas pajamas, driving around looking at Christmas lights.
Christmas lights display at the park.
Annual cookie day!
Decorating sugar cookies.
Visit with Santa.
Making cinnamon applesauce ornaments.
Crafting a gingerbread house.
Making the Pioneer Woman’s delicious hot chocolate.
While these activities were lots of fun, it was difficult to do one activity each day (especially on work nights). We did our best to complete the list but there were a few we didn’t get to. Next year, I plan on creating more of a winter bucket list where we can pick and choose different activities (and not be on such a time constraint of one activity a day). I also love the idea of reading a different Christmas book each night-maybe next year?!