In previous years I have shared 25 Advent Activities for a 2 year old, a 3 year old and now with Kipper on the scene 25 advent activities for a baby, just last week. Each year I like to alter Monkey’s so that he is experiencing something new and they are more age appropriate. Traditionally we fill wooden advent calendars with a mixture of activities, chocolate coins and little toys. I find creating advent activities is a great way of building in Christmas activities you have planned, craft days and family traditions every day in December. With a little thought they don’t have to be big things or cost a fortune, here are ours for this year:


  1. Make paper chains
  2. Visit Father Christmas
  3. Write & post a letter to Father Christmas
  4. Pick out and cut down a Christmas tree
  5. Make orange and clove decorations
  6. Make salt dough ornaments
  7. Make bird feeders
  8. Go on a lantern walk/neighbourhood walk
  9. Decorate a gingerbread house
  10. See a Christmas show at the theatre
  11. Watch the polar express
  12. Decorate the Christmas tree
  13. Make an end of term gift for the teacher
  14. Go ice skating
  15. Read about the nativity story
  16. Indoor picnic underneath the Christmas tree
  17. Make some Christmas cookies
  18. Make Reindeer Food
  19. Draw a picture for Father Christmas for Christmas Eve
  20. Visit the reindeers
  21. Play Christmas Bingo
  22. Watch your Christmas assembly
  23. Act out the nativity story
  24. Wear new Christmas PJs
  25. Choose a new Christmas Decoration for your room

Generally the advent list will act as our bucket list though out the season, we always have an Elf visit us too! Next week I will be sharing our plans this year. With two little ones this could be a busy December! To help my readers I have created a PDF version of this list with little labels, so you can print and include in an advent calendar or similar.


I have is also created a blank one should you wish to add any of your own. I would love to hear about your plans in the comments below.




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  1. There are some lovely ideas on here. Many of these are on our advent list. We have started a little early though as we have already started with the Christmas films and today we decorated pine cones.

  2. I love these ideas and so will Alice. It makes me a bit sad this year with her being at school that doing lots of fun Christmas things will be harder to fit in. I will be fitting in as much as possible when she breaks up from school. Thank you for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove X

  3. I love this idea – and thanks so much for the labels! We have a wooden advent calender that I like to put our advent activities in, but that’s a much prettier solution than my hand written ones from last year. I love your list for two year olds – going to be choosing lots of ideas from that one for us to do. Thanks so much for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove

  4. Aww this is so lovely – I can’t wait to start doing some of these Xmas things with the kids…I already have some new PJ’s for Emma and want to do the cookies together. Thanks for linking up to #dreamteam x

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  6. Ah these are some lovely little ideas. December is extra busy for us as it’s little man’s birthday too the week before Christmas! We have ‘Bertie’ Elf coming to stay soon aswell – although I’m not sure who has more fun with this, Ethan or Mum & Dad!! #sharingthebloglove

  7. What a lovely post. I like the idea of making reindeer food and making paper chains, which I remember doing myself as a child #sharingthebloglove

  8. Carolina Twin Mom / Mary Peterson Reply

    Loaded with goodies! I just happen to have 4 year old twins….hurray! Now I don’t have to fret about what the heck I’m going to do to fill their time when they are out of school. Thanks for the awesome ideas! #SharingtheBlogLove

  9. Susie at This Is Me Now Reply

    This is such a great idea! We do our own advent calendar with chocolates in for me and my husband. My daughter is due to turn two in January so I will check out your other post to see what’s age appropriate. I could definitely see this becoming a tradition. Thank you! Xx #SharingtheBlogLove

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