Welcome to another issue of
Kids Craft Weekly! I'm very excited to bring
you a whole newsletter about crafty advent calendars because they are
one of my favourite things about the festive season.
calendars are a great way to help kids understand how long they have to
wait until Christmas. Instead of purchasing a calendar that
the usual sweets or trinkets, I want to urge you all to make your own
advent calendar this year
that includes a fun family activity for each day from December 1
– 24. Kids of all ages will love this!
We started making our own
advent activity calender five years ago now
and I have to say the whole experience has completely transformed the
lead-up to Christmas for our family. The kids love doing something a
little special or different each day and I've found that tailoring the
actvities can really make this increasingly commercial time of year a
lot more meaningful.
Others agree. Just today I received this lovely email from Denise:
to let you know that last year I tried your paper chain activity advent
calendar with my son, who was 4 at the time.This year he is already
talking about it again and that is the one memory he remembers about
Christmas. I wanted to thank you for a great tradition that I can
do with my son."
So what do you say? Are you up for the challenge? To get started simply
have a look through the ideas in this newsletter and choose a calendar
that best suits your family. Alternatively, come up with an idea of
your own! Advent calendars don't have to be difficult or elaborate and
if you start now you've still got two weeks to get
If you'd like to see some additional advent ideas then you should grab
a copy of the Christmas
Craft printable mini-book because it has heaps of great
advent crafts and a whole page of cut-out activity suggestions. It also
has a stack of other great crafty Christmas ideas that make it well
worth the $6 cover price. Plus, it's a fabulous way to support Kids Craft Weekly
which is completely free all year round.
In other news, the 2010 Kids Craft Weekly handmade card swap
is gearing up to be one of the best ever – already there are more
than 300 sign-ups from crafty families from all over the world! For all
the info and to sign-up before the cut-off date visit the card swap FAQ.
Happy crafting and I'll see you next time!