Advent Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Christmas Countdown

I’ve compiled a list of Christmas activities to do during Advent. They are activities that will keep us focused on spending time together and having fun. I don’t want the Christmas season to be all about the presents, the shopping and the stress. Most of all, I want to focus on the true meaning of Christmas – the birth of Jesus. So we will be using the book Countdown to Christmas (My First Read and Learn).  This is suited for children ages 2-5. Every day there is a short devotional, relating to an aspect of Christmas, that includes a prayer and a bible verse. There is also an activity for each day, but we will skipping most of those this year in favor of the activities listed below.  Many of them will be repeated several times over the next 25 days.  Hope this helps you plan fun-filled, Jesus focused family time this month. Enjoy!

1. Go pick out a Christmas tree

2. Decorate the Christmas tree

3. Listen to Christmas songs and dance

4. Read Christmas books

5. Make Christmas cookies

6. Color Christmas printables

7. Watch a  Christmas movie

8. Make Christmas ornaments for gifts

9. Eat Christmas candy

10.  Christmas at the Children’s Museum

11. Drive around and look at Christmas lights

12. Have a Christmas themed breakfast

13. Make a Christmas craft

14. Walk around downtown and check out all the Christmas lights

15. Play with red and green balloons

16. Have a Christmas themed lunch

17. Christmas painting

18. Make a Christmas handprint wreath

19. Drink hot chocolate by the Christmas tree

20. Bake a birthday cake for Jesus