Advent Calendars come in many shapes and sizes, like Kubla Crafts Stuffed Oh Christmas Tree Fabric Advent Calendar or Wood Advent Tree w/ 24 Storage Drawers -Ready to Paint Unfinished. Homeschoolers love to make their own, too. Sometimes.
This year, I will use this blog post as my Advent Calendar. As we do each activity, I will update this post with a picture or a link. Our Advent Calendar will double as a homeschool record.
Here are our daily Advent Calendar Activities:
1. Put up the Christmas tree.
2. Decorate the rest of the house.
3. Every day sing/learn Christmas carols/hymns. This whole month we sing Christmas hymns at family worship times. My favorite is Adeste Fideles (O, Come, All Ye Faithful). I hope my children can learn it in Latin in a few years.
4. Drive through Gatlinburg at night, to see the lights.
5. Pick up books about Christmas at the library.
6. Make Christmas crafts.
7. Take a nature walk and note object lessons. Update: the weather was rainy and cold. We stayed in and listened to Pandora’s Classical Christmas Station while working on Christmas crafts.
8. Take a family picture.
9. Bake cookies for neighbors. We bake several batches throughout the month.
10. Learn the 12 Days of Christmas song.
11. Point out the 12 Days of Christmas symbols in Pigeon Forge.
12. Make a gingerbread house.
13. Write Christmas cards.
14. Take a nature walk. If we have snow, make a snow man.
15. Bake cookies for neighbors. We bake several batches throughout the month.
16. Make Christmas crafts.
17. Attend a Christmas concert or watch one on TV/youtube. We attended the Sevier County Choral Society concert at the Presbyterian Church in Gatlinburg. I used to sing with this choir before we had children.
18. Bake cookies for ourselves.
19. Get more Christmas books from the library.
20. Make more Christmas crafts.
21. Take a nature walk and/or play in the snow.
22. Bake cookies for neighbors. We bake several batches throughout the month.
23. Start cooking for the big meal. Find ways to let the kids help.
24. Finish cooking while still letting them help.
Hope this gives you some ideas for your homeschool this December. Please leave me a comment below with your celebrations, activities and resources.