Wednesday, November 30
Can you believe it?!? It seems like this holiday season is coming upon us with lightening speed. Much faster than previous years, no?
This year, unlike many previous ones, I will be ready with the advent calendar! Are you? I purchased our advent calendar a few years ago in Luxembourg. It is one of those wooden trees with 25 little drawers in it - similar to the picture above. I thought this was a great idea until I realized I had to fill the little drawers with something. (Between you and me, I've come to the realization that I prefer the old fashioned paper advent calendars. I love the simplicity. As a child I always found the little picture behind each door quite satisfying. I never missed the chocolate or little gift.)
In the past I've put little things in the drawers - barrettes, hair bands, stickers or tatoos. This year I'm swearing off little toys and bits. My house is crawling in little things. This year I've decided to put one little candy in each drawer and a joke. I'm stealing the joke idea from my friend Christina. My girls love jokes and they enjoyed the Easter eggs with jokes last spring.
Here are a few links to sites with Holiday jokes for kids in case you are getting your advent calendar ready tonight as I am.
A Bit of This and A Bit of That - a sheet to print out! Yes!
Activity Village - this is a pdf. Just print, cut and put the jokes in the calendar!
Christmas jokes for kids
Kid Activities - a long, long list!