Advent Christmas countdown activities: 30-day holiday calendar for kids

 Advent is the four-week preparatory season leading up to Christmas, celebrated by Orthodox and Catholic Christians and some protestants. Using an Advent calendar and Advent wreath, families mark the days till the Feast of Christmas, followed by the Octave of Christmas and Epiphany (Twelfth Night, Three Kings Day). Here are Christmas countdown activities for children, with an Advent flavor. Make one of these homemade Advent calendars. There's one Advent calendar with pockets and another lift-the-flap Advent calendar. Use this 30-day holiday calendar to plan your Christmas and keep children productively occupied till Santa arrives! This list includes feast days and holy days from the Catholic liturgical calendar. Fill in activities around those days. Advent Christmas countdown activities: 30-day holiday calendar for kids | Examiner.com

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