Tuesday, December 1, 2009

new advent tradition

Here's our newest tradition.
I splurged a little and bought this advent truck.
It has 24 drawers in it.
To count down the days until Christmas.

Our girls were very excited this morning.
With 3 girls and 24 drawers the math works out perfectly.
They will each get 8 turns opening a drawer.

Each drawer will contain a little something.
Maybe a chocolate or eraser.
Maybe a bible verse about the Christmas story.
Maybe a little task of kindness.
I only have 6 days done,
even though they don't know that yet!
The drawers are small too only 4 cm x 4 cm.
Any ideas would be great!
Then this afternoon we put on music
and they spent time painting some Christmas decorations
made out of a baked dough.
Messy but fun! The perfect day!


Kristyn Knits said...

sounds like a perfect day indeed!
messy but fun...good for you for letting them do it anyway.

~ The Jolly Bee ~ said...

What a cute little truck. If you are looking for an idea....What if you jot down some funny/cute/sweet family memories to share with all the kids. Then save them and put them in a memory jar for future reading. Just a thought -- but I'm sure you're doing just great.

Renee said...

What a great idea!
My mom did something like this for us too - some of the surprises were a recipe for baking our favourite Christmas cookies we made the same day, one was a coupon to see a movie, I remember a key that opened a bigger box filled with old family photos and home movies from her Christmases past. And chocolate... lots of cute little chocolates in most od the days.

I still do advent calendards for my kids, even though one is an adult and the other 15... they still love it.

crochetgurl said...

How adorable! If I owned that, I would totally use it as a button storage system. :-D

Kelly said...

It sounds like it was a great day. I LOVE the advent truck! If I had that at my house my son wouldn't stop playing with it :)

Stephanie said...

Beautiful truck! Looks like a lot of fun has been going on at your house today!!! On Christmas day you should have the last one be a note that leads them on a treasure hunt to find a gift hidden somewhere. Have fun!

Lena V said...

That truck is absolutely adorable, what a wonderful tradition to continue in years to come.

Laura said...

That's an adorable little calendar! And I love how well the math works out for having each child open the same number of drawers!

Leslie said...

thanks for coming to my blog and entering the giveaway. good luck

Rebekah said...

your advent truck is adorable!

How about rolling up a Christmas word search in one that they can do together, or a tiny (fabric?) Christmas ornament

Heather said...

Oh that is so sweet. What a wonderful piece for your family to enjoy for many years to come

a friend to knit with said...

i think your ideas for the advent sound perfect.
the truck is adorable.

Gigi said...

Your advent truck is the cutest thing! What a clever idea.