Now that I'm all full of turkey and dressing, I can focus on the BIG HOLIDAY ahead...Christmas!  I can't wait to decorate.  My daughter is really into Christmas this year.  She spots every Christmas tree when we're out and is asking for every toy she sees on TV.  Since this is the first time she seems to be interested in the holiday, I wanted a way for her to count down the days.  I decided an advent would give her something to look forward to each day.

Supplies used:
foam core board
scrapbook paper
glue stick

1. Cut scrapbook paper into 4 inch squares.  
2. Fold 1/2 inch on 3 sides.  The pocket ends up being 3x3.5".
3. Glue pockets onto foam core board.
4. Cut 1 inch circles, label with numbers, and glue onto squares.

Fill your pockets with activity cards or small gifts for each day.  This is an easy way count down the days with the family.

Some activities to include in your advent:
Make Christmas Cookies
Go Ice Skating
Address and Mail Christmas Cards
Host a Christmas Party
Put Up a Wreath
Make Hot Chocolate
Make Popcorn Garland
Listen to Christmas Songs
Go see Neighborhood Lights
Read a Christmas Story
Go See a Christmas Movie
Go To a Christmas Concert
Take a Family Christmas Photo
Make Christmas Cards
Make Christmas Ornaments
Wrap Gifts
Read a Story About the Birth of Jesus
Read "The Night Before Christmas"
Make a Snowman
Buy a Gift For a Needy Child

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