Category: Parental Guidance
Anyway, December has arrived! After 11 months, we are in the last month of the year. Time to reflect on everything that has happened and, of course, to look forward to Christmas! I ndependente the beliefs and habits of the family, the holiday spirit is always a great opportunity to strengthen the bonds of affection and do good. In addition, at this time of year, children are super anxious, counting the days for that long-awaited date! So, we brought a super cool tip to do with your little one or the small one, it’s the Advent Calendar !
What is the Advent Calendar?
The word advent means the arrival of something or someone. Therefore, it is a time of preparation. The Advent Calendar, or Adventskalender , appeared a long time ago with German Lutherans, who chalked the doors or walls of their homes with chalk. Thus, they counted the 24 days before Christmas.
In that sense, the Advent period is a countdown to Christmas Day. Therefore, from 12/1 to 12/25, the family must perform small acts and activities together , with the aim of practicing gratitude and solidarity, in addition to strengthening the family bond! The idea is to carry out an activity a day, such as listening to a song, reading a Christmas story or preparing a special recipe .
How to make?
The Advent Calendar can be produced in different ways and with different materials , such as empty envelopes, bags, fabric, glasses, old Christmas packaging, Christmas decoration details and magazine clippings, for example.
Having chosen the material, it’s time to get your hands dirty! Come on?
Separate the containers of your choice (envelopes, bags, buckets, cups) and decorate each one with the numbers of the days, until the 25th.
Organize the calendar the way you prefer. You can fix the containers on strings, such as a clothesline or paste on a panel (made of paper or fabric), in different shapes.
In each of the containers, put an activity suggestion to be carried out with the little ones or small ones. Some suggestions are: listening to a Christmas story, separating clothes and toys for donation, writing a Christmas card, taking a candy to the neighbor, decorating the Christmas tree, preparing a gift for someone special … The options are many! So, if possible, talk to the kids and make a list of fun activities together.
After everything is ready, you and your little one will open a package a day and perform the indicated activity together! Remember that the most important thing is to enjoy the small daily doses of “doing good” as a family, further strengthening the bonds of love and affection between you!…