2014 Christmas A to Z list

For Christmas 2014, this is a list of our daily Christmas activities to count down to the big day.

2014 CHRISTMAS A-Z ACTIVITIES


• Day 1 – A ‚ Advent Calendar – we have three advent calendars this year. A paper one a wooden one (in which the letters for all these activities can be found), and a LEGO one. Day before lit first advent candle.
• Day 2 – B ‚ Baubles – put baubles on Christmas tree; made baubles from a wooden bauble craft kit; sticker baubles on a drawn tree.
• Day 3 – C ‚ Christmas Cracker – opened cracker; painted picture of a cracker; made crackers from our Toucan box.
• Day 4 – D ‚ Decorations – put felt Christmas tree up; put Christmas bunting up; made paper chains; hung up Christmas cards.
• Day 5 – E ‚ Evergreen Tree – foam Christmas tree from craft kit; lolly stick Christmas tree and star.
• Day 6 – F ‚ Food & Feasts – chocolate for breakfast; made fudge as gifts; cheese and crackers for lunch; talk and sing about Christmas food; colour in a Christmas pudding; crack nuts; colour in family Christmas feast picture.
• Day 7 – G ‚ Generosity – Giving not receiving ‚ Charity – wrap presents together; make gift tags; glitter present picture. Lit Advent Candle.
• Day 8 – H & I ‚ Holly and Ivy – forage for Holly and Ivy; sing Holly and Ivy song; glitter holly pictures.
• Day 9 – J ‚ Jesus – Nativity set out of cardboard; read Nativity story.
• Day 10 – K ‚ Kiss (Mistletoe) – hang up the mistletoe; colour in mistletoe picture; mistletoe jigsaw.
• Day 11 – L ‚ Lights (Candles on the tree) – made beeswax candles as gifts.
• Day 12 – M ‚ Music – made bell bracelets/ anklets; attempted to learn carols on the piano.
• Day 13 – N ‚ Nadolig Llawen – the Welsh phrase for Merry Christmas – learnt Christmas words in Welsh.
• Day 14 – O ‚ Oranges – made Pomander. Lit Advent Candle.
• Day 15 – P ‚ Pantomimes – read new book ‘Dick Whittington’ (the pantomime on in our local theatre).
• Day 16 – Q ‚ Quiet Night (Peace) – made paper doves.
• Day 17 – R ‚ Robin Red Breast – made a foam Robin from craft kit; cardboard Robin from scrap paper.
• Day 18 – S ‚ Stocking – decorated paper stockings with variety of supplies such as sequins, glitter and tissue paper; stocking matching game.
• Day 19 – T ‚ Twelve Days of Christmas – read the book and sing the song.
• Day 20 – U ‚ ‚ÄòUs‚Äô (Family and Love) – visiting family day.
• Day 21 – V ‚ Victorian Christmas (Dickens) – opened cracker; made Christmas cards; santa hat gift toppers, attended carol service. Lit Advent Candle.
• Day 22 – W ‚ Winter Wonderland (Snow etc.) – made a Christmas village out of wooden toys; snowman and penguin from foam craft kit; paper snowman cut and stick; winter wonderland magnets.
• Day 23 – X ‚ Xmas (Santa, Rudolph etc.) – Mrs Clause fancy dress costume; lolly stick reindeer, new ‘Reindeer that saved Christmas’ book.
• Day 24 – Y ‚ Yule Log – mini chocolate yule log from Thorntons.
• Day 25 – Z ‚ Zero days left until Christmas – Christmas Day!

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