Saturday, December 1, 2012

24 Days of Christmas Box

I found this wonderful idea on pinterest while looking for holiday activities to do with our boys. I've never done anything like it and it seemed easy enough for uncrafty me. Now I know my box doesn't look so fancy. I was wanting to do it so it was all the same wrapping paper however I ran out of the candy cane stuff after wrapping the box but I didn't want to waste it. So I'm sure if you want to do something similar yours might look a bit nicer. The main thing is my boys think it's awesome and that's all that matters. The original post I found she used a cute bucket. But I didn't have a cute bucket. :o)

Anyways, we started this today. There are 24 envelopes or packages. One for each day leading up to Christmas. Each one contains some sort of Christmas activity. I did buy a few things like The Nutcracker book at Target in the $1 section and a package of holiday stickers there too. Some of the envelopes contain things like baking cookies, making Christmas ornaments for their godparents, going out to look at Christmas lights, hot chocolate and storytime, going shopping for their brother gift, taking goodies to our bank and things like that.

The great thing is I have the master list of what each day is so I know what's coming up. They have to go in order by the date on the envelope/package. That way days I know we are a little bit busier I knew not to put making mints or something time consuming.

The only rule is schoolwork has to be done and the living room clean before the day's activity gets opened. :o)

Here's the link where I found it from pinterest. I can't take credit for this cool idea.

Have fun!

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