Last year, was the first year that I organized an advent calendar for Aria. We don't emphasize it as a religious activity as much a family activity that prioritizes all the stuff that I want Aria to appreciate and value about our family and our social responsibilities to the wider world. Some of the ideas are very simple and are meant to ensure that we spend quality time together. Others are more complex and impart ideas about how important it is that we give back to the community.
I shared my activities in my last post, but I thought I'd share a photo post of what we've been up to this week.
|Aria remembered doing the advent calendar last year and was super excited to wake up to find this year's advent calendar in place.|
|Aria showing off a snowflake she made for Day 1. We are a crafty family and Aria loves being able to create. She really took to this project and crafted up several snowflakes. I enjoy sharing my love of crafting with her.|
|Last year we made watercolor gift tags. For Day 2 we repeated this activity but this time I let Aria help me decide on the shape. She decided that hearts were appropriate.|
|Day 4, we made woven ornaments ala The Crafty Crow. It was a pretty simple project but Aria needed a little assistance for the first few. I think this would be perfect for 5-8 year old children.|
|Day 5 we made chocolate covered spoons for her teachers. Bonus of course was taste testing a spoon. I covered the spoons in chocolate but I let Aria dip them into the assorted toppings (marshmallows, sprinkles, and crushed peppermints).|
|A nifty little collage of our advent calendar days!|