Full List of Activity Advent Calendar Ideas with Links!

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Make an ornament to hang on the tree or give as a gift.
Make a gingerbread house.
Make and mail Christmas cards.
Make a cranberry popcorn garland.
Make snowflakes for the windows.
Make someone from another country a treat that reminds them of home.
Make fake snow to play with.

Send holiday mail for heroes (cards for service members).
Buy someone a surprise coffee.
Donate to a favorite charity.
Give your spare change to a Salvation Army bell ringer.
Donate a toy or adopt a family.
Send gifts directly to those in need at the Bloggess’ Annual James Garfield Miracle.
Give your favorite book to someone you don’t know well.
Send a surprise gift to a relative you haven’t seen in awhile.
Make edible “gifts” for squirrels and birds.
Make cookies to give the neighbors or take some by your local fire station.
Donate gift cards to your local school so families in need can buy presents.
Send “snow” to someone in a warm climate.
Donate canned goods.

Drink cider.
Drink hot chocolate.
Drink egg nog.
Have Christmas afternoon tea.
Make/decorate Christmas cookies.
Make a yule log cake.
Roast chestnuts.
Try a holiday specialty from another country.

at home
Write a letter to Santa.
Have Santa call you with “Message from Santa.”
Place candles/lights in the windows.
Pick out and decorate a tree (or go to a tree farm and cut down a tree).
Sing Christmas carols (or go caroling).
Learn all the words to a new Christmas song.
Listen to Christmas music.
Watch a Christmas movie.
Read a Christmas story.
Kiss under mistletoe.
Hang a wreath.
Follow Santa’s journey on the NORAD Santa tracker.
Hang stockings.
Have a Christmas tree slumber party.
Put up Christmas lights.
Do a “Polar Express Mini Van.”
Have a snowball fight (or a sockball fight if there isn’t any snow).

out and about
Visit Santa.
Go ice skating.
Go sledding.
Go to The Nutcracker.
Wear an ugly Christmas sweater.
Wear holiday glasses or headbands.
Listen to carolers or children performing.
Go to a Parade of Lights.
Check out the Zoo Lights.
Drive around and look at Christmas lights.
See a holiday play like “A Christmas Carol” or “Santa Land Diaries.”
Ride a train.

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