Join us live for Church Online in 60m 00s • Watch Now »

Choose Your Own Advent-ure

Instead of the traditional advent calendars, check out this article for 25 Ideas to do with your family for a memorable Christmas!

Share This Article

Instead of the traditional store-bought advent calendars filled with small trinkets, this Christmas countdown is filled with memory-making activities for your whole family! Every day from December 1st through the 25th choose one activity to cross off the list. Tag @lcbckids in your pictures of your adventures!

Download a printable PDF Version to hang on your fridge and check off each event as you do it as a family. 

1. Bake Christmas cookies as a family.

2. Give cookies to a neighbor, retirement community, police, or fire department.

3. Interview a family about the past year.

What is one thing you were most excited about?What is one thing you were disappointed by?One thing you were proud of?Something that surprises you?Best meal you ate?Best trip you took?Best gift you received?Best movie you watched?Best book you read?

4. Have a family campout night under the Christmas tree.

5. Make homemade Christmas cards and mail them to family members.

6. Take silly Christmas selfies.

7. Make a homemade Christmas ornament out of nothing but what you have lying around the house.

8. Watch a Christmas movie as a family. Flip a coin to see which family member gets to pick the movie.

9. Try making homemade hot chocolate.

10. Design Your own ugly Christmas Sweater.

11. Write a thank you note and a small gift for the mail carrier and garbage worker.

12. Donate one small new toy at the Toys for Tots station.

13. Go on a spare change hunt all over your house. Take the change to a Salvation Army red bucket station.

14. Tape a dollar to a vending machine and write “Merry Christmas” on the bill.

15. Read Luke 2:1-20 in the Bible together as a family.

16. Make Christmas-themed pancakes. For a festive twist, make them Gingerbread Pancakes.

17. Have a snowball fight in the living room with toilet paper.

18. Learn a brand-new card or board game as a family.

19. Go on a Christmas light judging tour. Rate them and find the ultimate winner then stick this card on the family’s door.

20. Make a one-dimensional gingerbread house out of graham crackers or Gingerbread Cookies.

21. Make stockings out of old socks.

22. Make paper snowflakes and decorate one room in your house.

23. Pray as a family for a person or group of people you would not normally pray for.

24. Make animal-friendly Christmas Ornaments and hang them on a tree outside.

25. Give up your spot in the checkout line to someone else.

Download a printable PDF Version to hang on your fridge and check off each event as you do it as a family.

Share This Article

More Relationships Related Content

Creating Safe Environments
Creating safe environments where life change can happen through Jesus.
Getting Married: A Guide to Weddings At LCBC
If you’re thinking about getting married, here’s a little insight into the process of Weddings At LCBC.
4 Things Your Middle Schooler Can’t Afford to Miss Out On
Check out four of the most impactful and practical benefits of getting your child involved in our Middle School environment.
5 Healthy Parenting Habits For Your Teen & Technology
Here are 5 healthy parenting habits to adopt as a parent to stay on top of your teen’s tech usage.
How to Make the Most of Your First Group Meeting
As the first day of your new group starts, here are a few tips to help you make the most of your time and form relationships that will last.