Thursday, December 3, 2009

Our Christmas Count Down

For the past couple years I've been trying to figure out how to make
a Christmas Countdown that would be simple but possiably reused...
I don't know where I seen this idea...(Sorry I can't give credit where credit is due!!)
I thought this was a neat idea!! It's recycling, simple, cutesie/old fashioned "feel" to it...
WHo woulda ever thought to use toilet paper rolls!!
Isn't that a nifty idea!!
Now that I did a simple one, I'm thinking...hmm this could be done up really cool if you have any spare time on your hands to add great whimsy to them!! For me...well maybe another time..but for this year, these are perfect! :)
So does that mean I have officially "altered" toilet paper rolls??? LOL..
Don't it look cute!!!
All I did was tuck fold the bottoms of each end.
I stuffed candy and other goodies
in it, along with a small activity!
I was able to stuff 2 packs of funsize m&m packs into them!!
On Halloween when you take your kids trick or treating,
once it's all over give them a freezer bag with their name on it.
Ask for 25 pieces of candy. When they are done seal them up and throw them in the
You now have your Christmas Countdown candies. They still get to eat "their"
candy...just not all at once!!! :)
Thanks Suzanne for this tip you shared with me years ago!!
P.S. Don't always expect your kids will be pleased to "hand it over" lol..
I've been wanting to find a website
that has the story of Mary and Joseph and the
birth of Jesus, where you would read a section of the
story each night but I've yet to find a website for that.
So next year I will just break the story down myself, plus have
family activites in there.
I had a hard time tho coming up with something incase you need some ideas too I'm including our list.
Have a Merry Christmas..time is counting down..ha ha..

1 decorate the tree
2 watch rudolph
3 curl up with hot coco and read a christmas book
4 send postcards to your friends
5 say a prayer for the troops
6 Set your shoe by your bedroom door for tonite is the nite St Nick comes!
7 work on gifts you're making for family members
8 listen to christmas music and sing along
9 read a christmas book
10 watch a special christmas movie in mom's bed! (I bought the movie "8 crazy nights" and included 2 fun size m&m's)
11 have a cup of warm coco and tell us about your day!
12 say a special prayer for everyone
13 enjoy your treat (put suckers in this one)
14 make cookies
15 read a christmas book
16 say a prayer for the troops
17 read a story about Jesus
18 Take goodies to the neighbors
19 have fun at the school party today!
20 enjoy your treat while we read a christmas book (put a piece of candy inside)
21 play a game of "trouble"
22 help open and hang the christmas cards
23 have coco popcorn and watch and christmas movie
24 Hang your stockings. Read a book about Jesus and verse
25 Happy Birthday Jesus! Be sure to thank him for all he's done for you! Enjoy your day!


  1. What a wonderful idea! Thank you for sharing. As Jeremiah grows I want to do something like this with him! Take care!

  2. What great ideas you always have. I love your idea for the countdown...I never thought of something like that for Christmas (you know something other than the usual kind of Advent calendars) I have done something like this for Lent though.

  3. I love your Christmas countdown--how cute is that?!! I also love your daily countdown activity ideas. How sweet!
    Heaps of Hugs,


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