Monday, December 2, 2013

Better To Give Than Receive Advent Calendar

Christmas is a magical time of year for children! 
However, it can get a bit overwhelming for them with all the
mixed messages of the season.  I decided that I wanted to try
something different this year with my daycare kids to make
the season more meaningful.  I have tried the Elf On The Shelf system
but really wanted the focus not on their behaviour but on their actions.
In my search for something to try, I stumbled upon The Christmas Angel.
What a sweet way to get children involved in the season.
Each day during advent we will be visited by an angel named Noel
who will leave us an letter in the advent calendar.  Noel will
be giving us jobs to do that help us remember that it is
We will be making cards, gifts and treats for the elderly or shut ins
during this month.
Project Details:
Calendar is made from an over the door shoe organizer with 24 pockets
Numbers:  Base Camp Cricut Cartridge
Letters: Base Camp Cricut Cartridge
Angel:  Paper Doll Dress Up Cricut Cartridge
Angel Face: Peachy Keen Stamps
Entered in following challenges:
Anything but a Card: Anything Goes
Dream Valley Challenges: Anything But A Card



As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Fabulous idea Ginny♥

Marlene Atkinson said...

Fabulous Advent Calender. Thank you for joining us at Dream Valley Challenge. Marlene Dt

Nathalie said...

Fantastic creation. Thanks for playing with us at Dream Valley challenge.

Sheri said...

very cute idea. thanks for playing in ABAC challenge

Cazzy said...

This is a great idea, I think you should enter it in the Quirky Challenge because it meets the theme perfectly!

Cazzy - on behalf of the Quirky Crafts Challenge Blog DT.

Julia S-W said...

What a lovely Advent calendar! I love the way you are building meaning into it for the children in your care.
Thanks so much for joining us at Anything But A Card for this challenge.

Diana Fernandez said...

I love your advent calendar! Thanks so much for joining us at Anything But a Card

Margaret said...

Oh, I love this idea! Your calendar looks terrific and teaches such an important lesson as well! Thanks so much for joining us at Anything But a Card!