Inside: A collection of homemade Christmas countdown activities that will make the holidays magical and meaningful for the whole family.
DIY Christmas Countdown Activities that are Fun, Affordable and Earth-friendly
One thing about Christmas that can be challenging if you are trying to transition into a more minimalist lifestyle is how easy it can be to accumulate more “stuff” during the holidays. There is so much emphasis on purchasing things to create a festive holiday house, exchanging gifts, and new toys and gadgets abound everywhere you look! If this obsession with stuff drives you a little bonkers during the holidays season, I’ve got just the list for you.
This Christmas countdown list is full of DIY ideas for ways you can keep the joy and whimsy of the holiday season without the excessive buying of stuff and draining of your bank account. So read on to find out how to keep the delight but lose the plastic toys you never really cared about in the first place. Let’s make a countdown calendar that our kids will really engage with! Here are some great ideas I gathered:
Related: Need more Christmas theme activities for the whole month, check out our Christmas Learning Shelf!
Do you want to Build a Snowman?
Paper Plate Countdown Snowman – Happy Tot Shelf
Paper Chain Snowman – From ABCs to ACTs
Chinese Paper Chain Snowman Family (with printable) – CHALK Academy
Ho Ho Ho! Santa’s coming to town!
Santa Down the Chimney – Happy Tot Shelf
Santa Beard Christmas Countdown Craft – I Heart Craft Things
Cotton Ball Santa Beard (with printable) – I Love My Kids
Cut the Santa Beard – La classe della maestra Valentina
Paper Plate Santa Beard Counting and Cutting – Happy Tot Shelf
O Christmas Tree!
Paper Ring Christmas Tree – Happy Tot Shelf
Dot Sticker Christmas Tree – Happy Tot Shelf
More amazing ideas to countdown to Christmas!
Photo Puzzle Advent Calendar – Happy Tot Shelf
Book Advent Calendar – Natural Beach Living
Lego Advent Calendar – Frugal Fun for Boys and Girls
Christmas Advent Jar – Just a Girl
How are you counting down to Christmas this year? If you have more gift-less advent calendar for kids ideas, share them with me! I love to gather more ideas and add to this page.
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