Advent activities for older ones?

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Advent activities for older ones?

Postby Heidi » 25 Nov 2014, 20:53

This will be our 4th set of advent activities, and I'm really struggling to find things that will interest Thom (age 7.5 going on 14.5)...

Anyone got any ideas for older children, who would rather play on the ipad for hours on end? Actually, anyone got any suggestions for festive games I can download?!
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Re: Advent activities for older ones?

Postby emzit » 26 Nov 2014, 12:06

My ideas are a bit more oriented towards 3, but White Stuff usually have a Christmas game on their website which used to fill in my hours of working on Christmas Eve. Looking for turkeys that pop out randomly. It was a bit addictive.
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Re: Advent activities for older ones?

Postby A_W » 26 Nov 2014, 13:01

Watching a new xmas dvd?
Glow stick baths
Ice skating
Buying and wrapping a present for a family member
Writing list to santa
Late night drive to see xmas lights
Cinema trip
Xmas doodle books
Donating to charity
making a wreath for the door
decorating tree
church service
school party
school nativity
panto

These are all on H's list I think. I'm hoping in a year she will still want to do some of these things!
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Re: Advent activities for older ones?

Postby Fuz-Chan » 26 Nov 2014, 20:37

When I was wee, one of the things we always did was drive into see the Xmas lights in George Square in Glasgow and get fried chicken from a place called Mississippi Chicken, I think. If there is somewhere you can do something like that, that may be met with excitement.

Making some presents for others? cookies or soaps to give to grandparents? decorating mugs with sharpies as gifts? older children will be able to do much more...
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Re: Advent activities for older ones?

Postby Heidi » 26 Nov 2014, 20:46

Fuz-Chan wrote: older children will be able to do much more...


Well, he may be able to do much more, but the problem is he doesn't want to :(

Thanks for the suggestions, I guess I just need to accept that the advent activities are for Kiera, and he'll join in if/when he wants :?
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Re: Advent activities for older ones?

Postby Rahgamuffin » 27 Nov 2014, 07:01

Work does a carol service in the cathedral and it is a highlight of Christmas for my two - might be something local you can go to?

Our church does a puppet show each year they love (DH & I are both involved so they often see all 3 shows + dress rehearsal)

Christmas lights switch on?

Drive around a housing estate scoring each house on their lights.
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Re: Advent activities for older ones?

Postby Fuz-Chan » 27 Nov 2014, 12:12

Does he like Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles? I saw this: http://dollarstorecrafts.com/2013/12/ma ... ornaments/
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