Service Advent Calendar for Kids

The excitement of Christmas is here! One of my favorite traditions about Christmas is doing an advent calendar. We always do fun ones with little trinkets for my kids to open but I really wanted to add another one to our home this year with more meaning. That’s when I decided to come up with a service advent calendar that is full of small acts of service that kids can do each day. These aren’t big projects at all. Small things that have them serving mostly in their own home. My hope is that it will teach kids that they can serve those they are around everyday. Service doesn’t need to be some grand gesture! The holiday season is the perfect time to teach that. I hope you enjoy this service advent calendar for kids as much as we do!

Kids Service Advent Calendar Printable 

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Snow Globe Ornaments Christmas Kid Craft

One of my favorite parts about the holiday season is the opportunity to make holiday crafts! I love that that love of Christmas crafting has rubbed off on my kids as well. They love doing Christmas kid crafts! One of my favorite types of holiday kid crafts are ornaments. There is something so special about pulling out handmade ornaments each year to see those little creations made by your kids! This year, we made these darling snow globe ornaments. They are the perfect Christmas kid craft! They would be so fun to do as a craft in a classroom Christmas party too.

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Snowy Christmas Centerpiece

Sometimes Christmas centerpieces can be a little too extravagant for my taste. Rather than be on a constant hunt for the perfect, simple Christmas centerpiece, I decided to make my own. This snowy Christmas centerpiece is incredibly easy to make and looks so magical when the candle is lit up. 

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Awesome Advent Calendars Your Family Will Love!

I have always loved advent calendars. I loved having some sort of Christmas countdown that I could do each day. It made me look forward to each day, rather than just waiting impatiently for the big day to arrive. When I became a mom, that love of advent calendars continued to grow as I watched that same magic unfold with my daughter as she got to discover what was in each day of her countdown. This year, we will probably have about five advent calendars going on at the same time and I love it! I think it will be so fun! Here are some of my favorite advent calendars and DIY advent calendar ideas that I just know your family will love as much as we do!

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Christmas Matching Game Printable

Christmas classroom parties and Christmas break are right around the corner! There is going to be a lot of time to keep your kids entertained, before they have their Christmas goodies. When I was little, my mom made a matching game out of Halloween monsters and I loved it! We played it in my classroom as a traditional memory game, but when I was home I would play it and mix and match the parts of the monsters to make silly characters. I really wanted to make a version of this game for Christmas! So I created this Christmas memory matching game that can also be used as a Christmas character mix and match activity too!

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To make this Christmas matching game, you will need to print out these printable pieces on cardstock. You will also want printed holiday paper and a glue stick. To get the printable game, click on the link below. Download the pieces and print them off.

Christmas Memory Game Printable Game 1

Christmas Memory Game Printable Game 2

Christmas Memory Game Printable Game 3

Christmas Classroom Game

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Once you print out your game pieces, you want to glue them onto a printed holiday paper so that the backing of it is all the same.

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After you have glued the backing off, cut the pieces apart.

Christmas Matching Game for Class Party

Now you have your game pieces! This game is so fun to play as a memory matching game or to mix and match to create fun, new Christmas characters. You will get a good laugh!

Christmas Memory Game

These games will keep your kids entertained for a little while! For even more fun Christmas games, check out this fun Christmas Mad Libs printable, this Christmas charades game, and this Christmas candy dice game!

Modern Christmas Decor Anyone Can Make

I absolutely love modern Christmas decor. I love how unique modern Christmas decorations can be and how much they can add to a home, without being overdone. I searched high and low to find some of the very best DIY modern Christmas decorations that people would actually want to try to make. These are all so beautiful!

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Faux Christmas Mantel and Christmas Decor

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We have moved a lot, but only one of the houses we have lived in has had an actual mantel. Whenever Christmas season comes around, I miss the chance to decorate a mantel, with stockings hung. That is why when we moved into our new home, I knew I wanted to come up with some sort of faux mantel so that I can decorate it for the holidays.  [Read more…]

Sensory Toddler Christmas Ornament Craft

Crafting during the holidays is one of my favorite things to do to celebrate the Christmas season. I have really grown to love crafting with my 6 year old daughter, but I really wanted to find some ways that my toddler could be involved in the Christmas creating! I decided to let her make her own sensory toddler Christmas ornaments.

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Toddlers love feeling things that have different textures and that make different sounds. They love discovering things with their senses! These sensory Christmas ornaments are a fun way for toddlers to be able to discover their senses, while making a treasured keepsake to hang on the Christmas tree! [Read more…]

Christmas Kid Craft Handprint Candle

I love handprint art for Christmas! Having little Christmas kid crafts around the house makes me happy! We made this darling handprint angel Christmas kid craft a few years ago. It is still one of my favorite Christmas decorations! I wanted another Christmas handprint craft this year, so we made these darling handprint candles!

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Simple Reindeer Christmas Gift Tag

When I was growing up, we had a tradition where we would make Christmas gift tags after Thanksgiving dinner. It was always something that I looked forward to doing. As all of the cousins started to grow up, that tradition kind of just stopped. I miss making Christmas gift tags! I try to make a few every year because I still really enjoy making them. This year, I came up with this fun little reindeer Christmas gift tag and it was love at first sight!

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Christmas Gift Tag Supplies

These Christmas gift tags couldn’t be any easier to make! To make your own reindeer Christmas gift tags, you will need… [Read more…]