Make this Christmas unforgettable with these advent calendar activities for kids.

The lead up to Christmas can be just as exciting as the day itself. But you may be wondering what to do with your children around Christmas time, whilst keeping costs down.

Planning an activity advent calendar is a great way to add some festive family fun to your countdown and create a truly magical December. Using prompts and inspiration also makes the days run smoother, and helps manage your precious family time. Being prepared with easy low-cost activities for kids will fill your winter holidays and of course, planning helps to budget too.

We have pulled together our favourite festive things to do, ideas to inspire family time together in the run-up to Christmas. And you will be happy to know almost all of these are free!

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A Little Inspiration To Help

Make a Gingerbread House

Not one for baking, or would rather avoid the mess in the kitchen? Why not try our craft kit. This easy craft kit is a creative and mindful activity for small hands in the cosy time before christmas.

This gorgeous gingerbread house kit comes with all the decorating fun, but without the baking.

Hang Stockings

The Stockings are a special part of Christmas! Add a little extra magic with that excitement of finding it has been filled with treasures. Whether you hang on the mantle, or lay at the end of a bed, a stocking is a Christmas tradition for the whole family to enjoy.

Host A Festive Tea Party

Grab your best tea set, invite your soft toy friends and dolls and enjoy a party filled with mice pies and gingerbread.

We all love to celebrate the festive season with a party, and imaginary playtime is perfect for learning through play.

Read a Christmas Story

Celebrate the Christmas build-up snuggled with a winter's book. Set up a festive bookshelf, or perhaps you've tried a book advent. And get lost in the pages of a wonderful Christmas storybook.

Don’t forget your chocolate coins and a candy cane to top off the Christmas magic!

A reuseable wall calendar has big pockets perfect for holding your activities and is a quick and easy way to create a wonderful December!

Check out our Advent Calendar Blog for more ideas.