DIY Advent Tree for kids

Today I am sharing this darling Advent Calendar Tree with you.

The idea came from the lovely Mindy Rives, mom of two beautiful little girls.  Instead of the traditional candy treat, each day is filled with a fun Christmas activity for your kids/family to participate in.

Here’s what Mindy did to create this tree for about $15.00 minus the tree:

1. She ordered the number printables off of Etsy (they were like $3.50)…printed, cut and glued them on miniature treat bags/envelopes from Michaels.

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2. She bought mini clothes pins from Michael’s, tied bows around each one with red ribbon, filled each envelope with a Christmas activity and hung them on their smaller kitchen tree.

3. She came up with a list of activities that worked with her schedule. ( Mindy works 2 days a week. She is one of the lovely gals I get to work with at DFW Events🙂

She kindly gave me her list to share with you in a PDF file. Just click on  Advent Activities .

4. She purchased supplies in advance for any craft projects. ( Michael’s is another great source for this.)

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So far, her daughter has thoroughly enjoyed each day’s special activity.

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I think this is a wonderful way to teach children about the spirit of Christmas:)

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Thanks for sharing Mindy!

If you want to read more about Mindy’s advent tree check out her blog Peanut Butter & Pop tarts!

Have a wonder-filled  Wednesday!


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