~Advent Calendar~

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Quail_Antwerp, Nov 19, 2008.

  1. Quail_Antwerp

    Quail_Antwerp [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG]Mrs

    Aug 16, 2008
    I want to go dig out my advent calendar. I have a snowman one, made of felt (no I didn't feel it to make it felt, it's just felt~dumb joke sorry!) lol

    So normally I let the kids just move the snowflake to the next day in the evening and they each get a cookie before bed. This year I want to do it differently. I am thinking of putting some small, inexpensive items in a "treasure box" and have the kids pick something from the box each night. I am thinking along the lines of maybe some homemade things, small stuffed toys, or maybe cheap inexpensive things from the dollar tree/dollar store.

    I figure we will give the kids numbers, and each night pull a number and whoever's number we pull, they get to choose from the treasure box that night. That child won't be in the drawing the next night, so the others get a chance.

    So I need to come up with 24 small items to put in a treasure box. I am not wanting to put sweets in there. I am thinking maybe new scarf, gloves, hats, etc...sensible things that will last awhile and maybe a few smallish toys. If my math is right, each kid should get 6 turns at this.
  2. conny63malies

    conny63malies Crowing

    Mar 22, 2008
    Annetta Kentucky
    I cant find the chocolte ones around here [​IMG]
  3. RickiHupp

    RickiHupp Songster

    Sep 24, 2008
    Newark, Ohio
    My kids love magnet numbers and letters. They are 88 cents at wal mart!!!
  4. happyheart

    happyheart Songster

    Aug 25, 2008
    Thornville, Oh
    I have always bought mine from harry and david although a bit pricey they have great chocolate but I think Target carries the ones with chocolates in them too.
  5. conny63malies

    conny63malies Crowing

    Mar 22, 2008
    Annetta Kentucky
    Quote:Got to call my hubby to bring some home.

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