Advent Calendar

Advent Calendar

In a world filled with distractions, it’s easy to lose sight of the true spirit of Christmas. Let's embrace the holiday magic with our kids by spending quality time together: baking cookies, storytelling, and dancing in pure joy. Our presence is a priceless gift, more meaningful than any toy.

This festive season, Be the Gift—be the source of love and laughter, crafting lifelong memories that will forever be cherished by your little ones.

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Advent Calendar

Discover a new idea every day with our Advent Calendar. Embrace the holiday spirit by trying them all and capturing the moments on camera. We’d love to see your amazing creations! Share them on social media with #BetheXmasGift.

Come back each day in December to see the next activity!

December 1st Advent Calendar

December 1st

Craft a magical Christmas tree with your kids

Craft a magical Christmas tree with your kids

1. Choose a special spot in your house.
2. Let your child pick where the ornaments go.
3. String the lights.
4. Top the tree with a special star or tree topper.
5. Celebrate and take photos.
6. Make it an annual tradition!

December 2 Advent Calendar

December 2nd

Get into the holiday spirit with a fun Christmas discovery game!

December 2nd Advent Calendar

1. Scatter some Christmas ornaments throughout your home.
2. Embark on an exciting scavenger hunt with your child.
3. Help your child identify and learn the names of all decorations!

December 3rd Advent Calendar

December 3rd

Create a Christmas Puzzle with a CERELAC box

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If you don’t have a CERELAC box handy, you can use old boxes or some cardboard instead.

December 4th Advent Calendar

December 4th

Build a Christmas fort for your kids

December 4th Advent Calendar

1. Choose the perfect location.
2. Lay down a blanket to create a comfy base.
3. Arrange pillows in a circle or square to create the fort’s walls.
4. String colourful Christmas kid-safe baubles around the inside of your fort.
5. Bring in some of your child’s favourite toys
6. That’s it, time for fun!

December 5th Advent Calendar

December 5th

Combine your wrapping skills with your kids’ artistic talents

December 5th Advent Calendar

1. Choose solid colour wrapping paper for a clean canvas.
2. Equip your little artist(s) with hand-paints and brushes.
3. Step back and be amazed as their creativity takes center stage!
4. Keep their dry designs aside to wrap your Christmas presents in.

December 6th Advent Calendar

December 6th

Make a Christmas gift: transform a NAN Toddler tin into a money box!

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If you don’t have a NAN Toddler tin handy, you can use a pre-cut money box from the shops.

December 7th Advent Calendar

December 7th

Create Christmas postcards with your little artist

December 7th Advent Calendar

1. Dip your child’s hand, foot, fingers or toes in child-safe washable paint
2. Help them make colourful prints on a blank postcard
3. Let it dry
4. Write a special message on the back
5. Send it to your loved ones!

December 8th Advent Calendar

December 8th

Do a Christmas sing-along party with your children

December 8th Advent Calendar

1. Choose the perfect Christmas songs
2. Set up a “stage” floor
3. Prepare some festive snacks
4. Dress in holiday attire 
5. Teach them the lyrics
6. Start the sing-along!

December 9th Advent Calendar

December 9th

Make a Christmas mask from a CERELAC box

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If you don’t have a CERELAC box handy, you can use some cardboard instead.

December 10th Advent Calendar

December 10th

Create a unique holiday dance routine with your little ones!

December 10th Advent Calendar

1. Choose a catchy song
2. Gather your little dance crew
3. Brainstorm and choreograph your dance routine
4. Practice!
5. Dress the part
6. Set up a camera, dance and film!

December 11th Advent Calendar

December 11th

Make a special Christmas design for your fridge

December 11th Advent Calendar

1. Grab coloured cardboard, scissors, glue stick, googly eyes, cotton balls, paintbrush or peg, and kid-safe white paint.
2. Cut out your shapes from the cardboard (hat, nose and face) to make your design and glue them onto your cardboard base
3. Stick a cotton ball to the top of the hat with glue
4. Give your little one a paint brush or a cotton ball clipped to the end of a peg to paint Santa’s hat trim and beard. You might need to draw an outline in pencil to help them out.
5. Affix their amazing design onto the fridge

December 12th Advent Calendar

December 12th

Let’s make Christmas jam jars!

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You can also use the jars for small presents or other food that you need to re-package.

December 13th Advent Calendar

December 13th

Home photo session: Craft your own custom Christmas postcards!

December 13th Advent Calendar

1. Create a festive atmosphere at home with your kids.
2. Christmas t-shirts, matching pyjamas, or Santa hats can add a fun and festive touch to the photos!
3. Use your smartphone or a camera to capture the moments. 
4. Select your favourite photos.
5. Use online platforms or local prints shops to create custom Christmas cards.
6. Send these cards to family and friends and spread the holiday cheer!

December 14th Advent Calendar

December 14th

Play Christmas memories with your children

December 14th Advent Calendar

1. Print out a set of photos that include family members, significant objects and animals your child is familiar with.
2. Work together with your little one to place these images inside a cardboard box.
3. Customize the box with Christmas-themed patterns with your child’s hands, fingers, and/or footprints using non-toxic, washable paint.
4. Help your child identify the people and items

December 15th Advent Calendar

December 15th

Here’s a fun family game to play this December! 

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Make sure all the tins are the same size so that they stack well.

December 16th Advent Calendar

December 16th

Take your kids to see the Christmas lights

December 16th Advent Calendar

Enjoy the enchanting Christmas lights! Take the opportunity for the family to spend some quality time on an early evening walk or a drive to find the houses and lawns with the best Christmas lights; or find Christmas lights set-up by local businesses or council. Enjoy this time, savouring the enchantment of the holiday season.

December 17th Advent Calendar

December 17th

Let’s play Christmas scents!

December 17th Advent Calendar

Place your child in a comfortable spot and introduce various scents typical of the Christmas season to stimulate their sense of smell. For instance, you can use a cinnamon stick, a branch from a Christmas tree (pine tree), a cookie, or an orange peel. Clearly identify each item as you offer it to your child to smell.

December 18th Advent Calendar

December 18th

Craft a night light and illuminate the magic of Santa’s visit!

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December 19th Advent Calendar

December 19th

Craft your own Christmas tree ornaments!

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If you don’t have a CERELAC box handy, you can use old boxes or some cardboard instead.

December 20th Advent Calendar

December 20th

Bake Christmas cookies with your little one

December 20th Advent Calendar

Ingredients: 
1 egg, 50g of pumpkin puree, 50g olive oil, 100g wheat flour, 100g oat flour, 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon.

Preparation:
1. Combine the egg, olive oil, and the pumpkin puree.
2. Add the flours and cinnamon and combine the mixture.
3. Shape the cookies to your little one’s preference!
4. Bake in a preheated oven at 180ºC for approximately 15-20 minutes.
5. Enjoy once cooled.

December 21st Advent Calendar

December 21st

Create festive pots for Christmas

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If you don’t have NAN Toddler tins handy, you can use other tins from your pantry to start your mini Christmas garden.

December 22nd Advent Calendar

December 22nd

Read Christmas stories together

December 22nd Advent Calendar

Christmas Eve is just around the corner! To create the perfect festive atmosphere, how about reading heartwarming holiday stories to your children? Gather on the couch or bask in the gentle glow of twinkling lights as you all immerse yourselves in tales of wonder, creating cherished memories together. If you don’t have any Christmas books at home, try the local library! 

December 23rd Advent Calendar

December 23rd

Create Christmas Magic Lanterns from tin cans

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You can use child safe craft paint (suitable for metal tins) and paint directly on the tin instead of using paper if you prefer.

December 24th Advent Calendar

December 24th

Make a Christmas Time Capsule with your kids!

December 24th Advent Calendar

Get together and assemble this special time capsule, filling it with items chosen by the whole family from this Christmas and past ones. It's a wonderful way to build lasting memories that will bring smiles to everyone's faces when you revisit them each year!

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