Advent activities

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Advent activities

Postby t&n's mummy » 29 Oct 2014, 08:06

In an effort to be/pretend to be more organised this year, I am trying to plan now... Last year's thread looks a bit long and overwhelming so starting a new one. We are planning...

Gingerbread house kit
Watching snowman
Ice skating
Making Xmas cards
Making fudge for gifts (in the sc)

Err need more ideas, what are you doing?
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Re: Advent activities

Postby PicNic » 29 Oct 2014, 09:10

So excited to do this again!

We're definitely doing:
Bath bomb
Glow stick bathtime
Christmas trail at local country park
Paper snowflakes
Snowmen pictures
Decorate Xmas tree
Put together nativity scene and read Christmas story
'twas the night before Christmas - Christmas eve tradition along with crib service
Some sort of nighttime walk
Breakfast with Santa

I need more ideas too!!
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Re: Advent activities

Postby qbm » 29 Oct 2014, 10:47

We will definitely be doing it again and I hope to be better organised (pah!).

I have a spreadsheet though... <rubs hands in glee>
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Re: Advent activities

Postby pirate_han » 29 Oct 2014, 15:34

Yay! We will:

- Decorate tree
- Bath bomb and glowsticks (B LOVES this)
- Make and sprinkle reindeer food
- Jingle bell bracelets (big hit last year)
- Visit the reindeer at the garden centre
- Visit FC
- Make chocolates/Christmas cupcakes
- Peppa Pig Christmas Live (booked in a moment of insanity as I'll be 34 weeks pregnant and likely filled with The Rage ;))
- Paper snowflakes
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Re: Advent activities

Postby UnhappyRightFoot » 29 Oct 2014, 16:18

Looking for a another couple - especially easy ones to fit in after school but we're nearly there!

Decorate Christmas Tree
Read Christmas book – Twas the Night Before Christmas
Make snowflakes and paperchains
Watch Christmas film – Snowman
Decorate oranges with cloves
Pancakes for breakfast
Visit Father Christmas
Make a Christmas card for Teacher
Have a hot chocolate with marshmallows
Dance to Christmas Music
Christmas Activity/Sticker Book
Go on a train to Gun Wharf Quays
Make gingerbread house
Go ice skating??
Make melting snowmen biscuits
Donate toys to charity
Candlelit Bath
Feed the ducks
Christmas hand and foot prints
Make mince pies
Sing along Frozen Show
Make peppermint cream snowmen
Hang out stocking, put out mince pie, glass of whisky and reindeer food. Christmas eve box – PJ’s, popcorn and film.
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Re: Advent activities

Postby nearlymumtobabyfk » 30 Oct 2014, 08:42

Not really started planning yet, but squueee! I am so ridiculously over excited about Christmas! One's we'll def keep from last year are:-
Making Xmas biscuits
Buy real tree
Decorate tree (x2 - we have a lounge fakey too)
Snowflakes
Reindeer food
Xmas film
Xmas stories
Xmas walk to collect things for centre piece
Make cards
Prob also hot choc in town with friends to see Xmas lights and maybe panto
Oh and the usual Xmas eve box of goodies plus traditional gathering with friends.
Eek!!!!
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Re: Advent activities

Postby busmother » 03 Nov 2014, 09:41

Not got this far yet, but need to think about it. Happyfeet - if you make your own gingerbread, then making gingerbread house is definitely three days' activities. Make gingerbread, construct house, decorate house.
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Re: Advent activities

Postby qbm » 03 Nov 2014, 15:26

I think this is my list so far. I'm sure I'll make changes...

Tues and Wed are nursery days so they are the easy ones.

Watch The Snowman with popcorn
Make Christmas playdough - green, pine scented, pony beads, tree cutter
Christmas jammies present
Christmas balloons
Make and decorate Christmas cookies
Visit Edinburgh Christmas market
Visit Santa on the barge
Make paper snowflakes
Make jingle bell bracelets
Christmas bath
Dancing to Christmas music and donate to charity
Pick up and decorate the Christmas tree
Decorate the girls' rooms
Stick/pine cone/holly hunt
Make cinnamon swirls
Mini Christmas tree (green card cone).
Christmas stories
Christmas stickers
Make bird food (giant lolly pop sticks, peanut butter and seeds)
Make stollen
Snowmen meringues
Christmas lights walk/snowy walk/wet welly walk
Make reindeer food.
Clue to find Christmas Eve present.

Yay :D

ETA And of course, as always, something will be ousted in favour of ice lanterns if the weather permits!
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Re: Advent activities

Postby UnhappyRightFoot » 03 Nov 2014, 19:44

busmother wrote:Not got this far yet, but need to think about it. Happyfeet - if you make your own gingerbread, then making gingerbread house is definitely three days' activities. Make gingerbread, construct house, decorate house.


That is a very good point!!!!
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Re: Advent activities

Postby A_W » 26 Nov 2014, 13:20

I do have watch cbeebies panto on my list and any other Christmas specials that we like octonauts and timmy time. Very useful for exhausted children after school/preschool.

and for older ones too we have make teacher a present - last year we made tree decorations with hama beads so it was very easy!
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Re: Advent activities

Postby LucyLastic » 02 Dec 2014, 12:52

Saw this advent activity calendar on the Woodland Trust site and figured someone here might find it interesting. Haven't looked at the activities so it'll be like an advent surprise of your own!
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Re: Advent activities

Postby PicNic » 02 Dec 2014, 21:44

LucyLastic wrote:Saw this advent activity calendar on the Woodland Trust site and figured someone here might find it interesting. Haven't looked at the activities so it'll be like an advent surprise of your own!


Thank you! I love the activities on here. Definitely going to try some of them out.
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