Countdown to Christmas: Advent Activity List Ideas

Last week, I shared our Christmas Tree Advent Calendar.  The free printable also includes a list of Advent activity ideas, and I thought I would share them with you today!

In no particular order, here is our list of projects or activities we will be completing each day.  I’ve also expanded upon them to include some ideas we’ve done or that we like for each main activity.


Advent Countdown List


1)  Write letters or visit Santa

  • Visit a local store when Santa is visiting
  • Attend a community Christmas party with Santa
  • Make a FREE personalized Portable North Pole video for your child (this is so fun!)


2)  Decorate cookies


3)  Make a nativity craft (or snack)


4)  Decorate the house

  • Decorate each door in your house with a Christmas carol theme
  • Make a Thanksgiving Chain (just use Christmas colors instead!)


5)  Play a Christmas game


6)  Read the Christmas story


7)  Have a Christmas book “Read-a-Thon”

A few of our favorites:


8)  Take canned food items to a pantry


9)  Make a Christmas tree craft


10)  Pick and complete a service project


11)  Adopt a family


12)  Make a Christmas snack


13)  Make cards or treats for friends

14)  Have a Christmas movie night


15)  Make an angel craft


16)  Make treats for a neighbor

17)  Listen to Christmas music

18)  Play a board game


19)  Do a “random act of kindness”


20)  Attend a Christmas concert

  • Attend a kid’s Christmas concert
  • Go see The Nutcracker Ballet.
  • Go to a choir performance.
  • Attend a symphony performance.


21)  Make an ornament


22)  Make a Christmas craft


23)  Play outside or go ice skating


24)  Make a birthday cake for Jesus


I would absolutely love to add more ideas under each activity, so if you have a blog post that fits, feel free to leave it in the comments below!  Even if you don’t have a blog, feel free to share your favorite activities, too!


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