Sunday, December 1, 2013

Good Deeds Advent Calendar

This year I didn't want to do the typical advent calendar.  We have a cloth one where you move a candy cane every day, but I am really trying to teach the kids to enjoy doing things for other people. I have seen a few mentions of good deed calendars, so I decided to give it a try.

I debated on using wood, clothespins, thread, ribbon, or other things.  I decided that simple is best and that I can still make it cute and fun.

I went with ribbons, clothespins, and paper.

I got a list of good deeds from a combination of The Happier Homemaker and 100 Days of Real Food.  I added a couple of my own also.

I had some red, white, and green striped duck tape that I picked up in the dollar bin at Target.  I used it to fancy up my clothespins.

I cut up red and green scrapbook paper into pieces that are about 2 inches by 2 inches when folded in half.  I wrote the deeds on the inside of the paper and folded it in half.

I wrote numbers 1 through 25 on the outside and used basic Christmas ribbon to hang the clothespins onto.  I hung it on the wall with push pins.  Every day we will read a good deed to do and when it is done we will put a sticker on the other side and hand it up with the sticker side out.

Do you do a traditional advent calendar?

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