I loathe chocolate filled advent calenders. I’m not sure if it’s because I am too old to have had them when I was a child or I just can’t abide the cheap, soapy chocolate that you find in them. I like a nice traditional nativity themed one and that is exactly what we had last year. I loved it so much that I have carefully re-closed all the doors to use again, please say I’m not the only person that does this.
However, I suspect that this will not keep Mini Mck satisfied for many years and so in an attempt to avoid the dreaded chocolate filled thing I have decided to make one and fill it with a mix of activities and treats.
I was a little stumped with what to fill it with, but found the only benefit of Mckdaddy messing up his back was that I was able to task him to find me twenty four fantastic surprises for our calender.
I had a few requests to share what he came up with so here is our list of advent activities:
The order has been tinkered with a little to fit in with weekends and visits away to family. I’m not sure this is the definitive list, but whenever they are it looks like I’m going to have a very busy December. I’m sure that some days may have a chocolate included in them as well.
For more Festive type posts why not take a peek at Christine’s Festive Friday linky. I am sure you will find some fabulous Christmassy ideas.