Christmas Around the World: Countdown to Christmas

Christmas Around the World: Countdown to Christmas DIY Advent Calendar Ideas

Countdown to Christmas

Years ago, I made an advent calendar for my three boys that has little drawers that pull out. Each drawer is tiny, and I squeezed three little trinkets in each day’s slot for tiny fingers to pry out. The first year, I put things like little candies, tiny plastic animals, bouncy balls, and finger puppets inside. The kids loved getting a tiny surprise each day as they counted down the days until Christmas.

With young children, something tangible helps them mark the passage of time between ‘now’ and Christmas. This builds anticipation and also gives children a frame of reference for the holiday season. “How much longer until Christmas?” is easier to understand when they can see how many more drawers they will have to open first…

Read the rest of my article over at Paradise Praises as part of their Christmas Around the World series!

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