There is nothing like this time of year. Carols, cookies, friends, families, lights, and JESUS! My friend and I wanted to do something fun for the little ones to countdown to Christmas. We decided on little wrapped presents each marked with a day # representing how many days left until Christmas. Our countdown began December 1st so I had my kids start with 24 so they would know how many days until Christmas.
Toilet paper rolls (12, cut in half to make 24)
Tissue paper cut into 7×4 rectangles
Pipe cleaner to close ends (approx. 4″)
Avery Circle printer labels (optional)
24 Fun, inexpensive gifts (see list) We purchased ours from three different stores – the Dollar Tree, Walmart and Mardel. We only purchased multipacks, nothing individual.
We spent somewhere around $30 for 6 kids total, not bad!
Wrap the roll in the tissue paper, tie one end with a pipe cleaner, insert prize, tie the other end, add # sticker.
We displayed them in a big basket, each night when we do Advent we let the kids open their prizes.
Start now! Your kids will love it!
FULL LIST of goodies:
1. A Christmas Stamp
2. Drum Ornament
3. Jingle Bell Ornament
5. Jesus tattoo
6. Noahs Ark eraser
7. Christmas eraser
8. Mini YoYo
10. Mini- Bubbles
11. Christmas Wristband
12. Christmas Ring
13. Jeweled Ring
15. Jelly Frogs
16. Mini games
17. Bouncy Balls
19. Mini – Slinky
20. Glow in the Dark flower
21. Avengers necklace
We doubled up on a couple to finish.
Enjoy this Christmas, spend some time each night talking about the arrival of our Savior! Merry Christmas!