An Advent of Books, Part One

I recently found this link on Pinterest and knew that I wanted to link our traditional advent activities to books.  (Each day in our advent calendar has some kind of special activity for the girls to do that day.)  I mainly used the Craft Crow blog as a jumping-off point, looking through books that we already own and planning activities that connected to stuff we already had or activities we already do.

Here are the first set of readings and activities.

Dec 1 — Snowflake Bentley by Jacqueline Briggs Martin, make paper snowflakes

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Dec 2 — Bear Stays up for Christmas by Karma Wilson, drink homemade hot chocolate before bed

Dec 3 — The 12 Days of Christmas by Robert Sabuda, make pop-cards for someone special (instructions and printables here)

Dec 4 — If You Take a Mouse to the Movies by Laura Numeroff, make stovetop popcorn

Dec 5 — Santa Calls by William Joyce, write letters to Santa

Dec 6 — Christmas Cookies: Bite-Size Holiday Lessons by Amy Krouse Rosenthal, bake cookies

Dec 7 — Redheaded Robbie’s Christmas Story by Bill Luttrell, choose a toy (of theirs) to give away

Dec 8 — Let it Snow (Toot and Puddle) by Hollie Hobbie, make teacher gifts

Dec 9 — The Tale of Three Trees by Angela Elwell Hunt, draw images from the book on wood blocks (we happened to have these in the garage)

Dec 10 — The Baker’s Dozen: A Saint Nicholas Tale by Aaron Shepard, make scones

Dec 11 — How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss, make tinsel trees

Dec 12 — Mr. Willowby’s Christmas Tree by Robert Barry, go pick out a new ornament

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