Book Advent Calendar
I saw a Book Riot article last week about book advent calendars. Then I went to Pinterest where I wasted two hours looking at book advent calendars, knitting patterns, and totally unrealistic hairstyles. Back to the calendars. This is such a cute idea. I kind of want to do it for myself, which is ridiculous, but I don't care.
The idea is, instead of a traditional candy advent, you wrap up children's books, Christmas themed or not. You could also include movies or game. Do whatever you want, it's your calendar. Each day, you unwrap that day's gift and read, watch, or play it. It's a really great way to get your kiddos to read and look how cute it is:
This project can get a little expensive. Hit up a used book store; the stores in my area have a great selection of children's books. Plus, you'll be helping out a local business. It's a win/win.
Aren't sure what to buy? Here's a list of my favorite children's books:
How the Grinch Stole Christmas
A Christmas Carol
Olive, the Other Reindeer
The Wild Christmas Reindeer
Yes, Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus
Snowmen at Christmas
The Night Before Christmas
And, my absolute favorite, The Santa Claus Book.
Throw in some non-Christmas selections:
Literally any Dr. Seuss will do
Where the Wild Things Are
Any Skippyjon Jones
Give a Moose a Muffin
So, head to your local used book store and start shopping.