So, Wednesday I found out that I've reached my free storage limit on this blog here. Basically means I can't upload/post photos anymore without paying for storage. I am still thinking about what I want to do in regards to this, so bare with me. I may have a few posts like this with no photos for a bit. I love how this blog has given me a space to share some of myself with you, my readers/friends and want to continue doing so. I will definitely keep you all posted with my next move. Thanks for your patience!
On to fun things.....I made an Advent Activity Calendar today using some large shipping tags, circle punched patterned paper, number stamps, twine, and mini clothespins. I posted a small photo of it on the Simple October Facebook wall so you all could see it too, so cute! (even if I say so myself)
Still working on ideas for a couple activities but here is my list so far. I may end up switching some around to work for our schedule but they are all easy to pull together and most cost little to no money.
Advent Activity Calendar List
1. Santa paint pages - I found Christmas watercolor books that already have the paint on the bottom at Michaels craft store for a dollar. Just add water and a paintbrush.
2. Cut & glue snowman art - draw three different size circles on white cardstock, have boys practice cutting the circles with their safety scissors. Glue circles and other pre-cut cardstock pieces together on a dark colored cardstock.
3. Glitter playdough with cookie cutters - idea from here.
4. Use Sharpies to decorate their own mugs (dollar tree mugs) - idea from here.
5. Make raindeer antlers from construction paper.
6. Make hot cocoa together and use our newly decorated mugs.
7. Have a fake snowball fight with these marshmallow shooters.
8. Pipe cleaner ornaments with large plastic beads - candy canes, wreaths, etc.
9. Star sticker Christmas cards & send them to grandparents.
10. Play with felt Christmas tree - idea from here.
11. Make cloud dough or pretend snow - use this recipe
12. Create cotton ball Santa beard art - inspiration here.
13. Bake and decorate cookies
14. Watch "The Grinch Who Stole Christmas"
15. Make gingerbread houses
16. Make snow globes - like this or this
17. Visit Santa at Bass Pro
18. Deliver cookies to friends
19. Make paper cone Christmas trees - like these
20. Play a holiday themed memory game
21. Write letters to Santa
22. Match Christmas lights with colors - idea from here.
25. Drive around looking at Christmas lights
That's all I have for now. I amazed myself after coming up with this list. Whew.....
What are somethings you would add to your list of holiday fun? I would love to know.