Halloween and Bonfire Night have now passed so now is the time to start thinking about CHRISTMAS!!!
Advent calendars seem to have completely changed from when I was a kid; you were lucky if you got a chocolate one, but now there is so much variety! Having said that, chocolate ones are very popular, but Mini Mumbler seems to bounce off the walls with chocolate, so we’ve come up with some non-chocolate advent calendar ideas!!
Traditional picture nativity scene
Elf on the Shelf instead of a calendar – we have put together some ideas for you HERE
We received a Winter calendar from my God Parents last year and every day was ‘Hello’ in a different language
Decorate Santa’s beard with snow balls (click on the picture above!)
A reusable advent calendar – this is what we have and we fill it with different things each day. Last year there was some lego in each day that made up a figure over the advent but we’ve also done miniature dinosaurs and jigsaw pieces.
Dairy free chocolate (ok, this one of kinda chocolate!) – we’ve had one of these before and the chocolate was yummy
Happyland calendar – great for role play and full of festive themed characters
Playdoh advent calendar – fantastic messy play activity
Reverse Advent Calendar – link up with your local food bank and add something in need to a giving box each day of advent
And then we’ve come across a really special one which is perfect to give to Grandparents! Behind each day is a photo of the grandchildren and with two bit of card, some Sellotape and careful cutting from an adult I think this is a great one to make together!!