Activity Calendar of Daily Ideas for Fun and Learning

Every day is an opportunity  to share God’s Word and His World with your child. Each day of the calendar has a suggested activity to do together. Have fun as you make each day a day of discovery and learning.   Boys and girls running
See Cathy Jo’s Truths for Tots blog for more ideas and encouragement.

 

Activity Calendar

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* Advent ActivityAdvent Activity

Make chain links with the names of God. Each day a new Hebrew name of God is learned. Click here to see more details.

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* Outdoor FunOutdoor Fun

Pick up pine cones to decorate with as well as provide a science lesson. The cones will be tightly closed to protect the seeds from the cold. As they warm up in your house they open and the seeds can more closely be seen. Spray with a can of snow and use as winter decorations. Can also paint with a little glue and roll in sparkles if you are really adventuresome:)

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* Gift of SongGift of Song

Plan a time this month for your family along with some other families to sing Christmas carols in a nursing home.

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* Christmas TreatsChristmas Treats

Make Christmas treats with your child. Click here for child friendly recipes. Share your treats with family and friends.

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* Neighborhood PartyNeighborhood Party

What better way than to share the Gospel than having a Christmas party. Plan now for a party later in the month. Child Evangelism Fellowship has a party all ready. It provides invitations, games, songs and activity to share the Gospel. Click here for details.

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* Wrapping PaperWrapping Paper

Children can make their own wrapping paper. Begin with either a roll or white or a mailing roll of paper. Select stamps or sponges and have children dip sponge or stamp into paint and then on the paper. The wrapping and the gift become special this season.

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* Letter Writing DayLetter Writing Day

Help your child write a letter to a grandparent or dear family friend. Include a greeting, body, closing and signature. For more ideas click here. If very young include a drawing along with the brief letter.

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* Christmas Card DayChristmas Card Day

Make a Christmas card today in honor of the first Christmas card sent this day in 1843.

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* Science DayScience Day

Try this experiment with floating ping pong balls. Click here to find out more.

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* Nutcracker SuiteNutcracker Suite

Listen Tschaikovsky's Nutcraker Suite. Let your children draw pictures while listening to this. Give new paper at each new piece. Click here for music.

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* Nativity SetNativity Set

Make a Nativity Set: Purchase a Bible coloring book. Color the nativity pages, laminate and tape the nativity animals and people to building blocks. You now have a nativity set that can be played easily with other building blocks.

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* National Cocoa DayNational Cocoa Day

Make Cocoa to give away: 1 pkg (25 ounces) nonfat dry milk powder 1 1/2 cups non-dairy coffee creamer, about 6 ounces 3 cups (16 ounces) instant chocolate drink mix 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar 1 1/2 cups miniature marshmallows Preparation: Combine all ingredients and store in an airtight container. Give with directions below. Makes 16 cups. Enough cocoa mix for 4 1-quart jars to give, or split into small portions packed in decorative bags in mugs. Directions: In a mug, combine 1/2 cup of mix with 1 cup of boiling

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* Family Game NightFamily Game Night

Select some board games and have a wonderful evening with snacks. For board game ideas click here.

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* Beethoven's BirthdayBeethoven's Birthday

Happy Birthday Beethoven...click here for information and fun activities.

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* Make a GiftMake a Gift

For many Christmas craft ideas click here:)

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* Christmas BookChristmas Book

Read the Story of the Candy Cane. Click here for poem, books and recipe.

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* Praying over CardsPraying over Cards

At the dinner table pray for the families of the Christmas cards received this day and every day this month.

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* Neighborhood CarolingNeighborhood Caroling

Plan a fun evening of neighborhood caroling. You may want to meet ahead of time to assemble cookie plates to leave at the homes where you carol. Come back to your home and serve refreshments after caroling.

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* Welcome WinterWelcome Winter

First Day of Winter: Click here for winter craft and fun activities

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* Read a Christmas BookRead a Christmas Book

Read "Itsy Bitsy Christmas" by Max Lucado. “The King has come! Even for a little one like me.” Do you ever feel like you are too small or too ordinary? That is just how Itsy and Bitsy feel. When these two charming little mice hear that a King is coming to Bethlehem, they set off with great enthusiasm to find Him."

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* Christmas EveChristmas Eve

Read Luke 1:67- 80, Zacharias’ Prophecy about Jesus.

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* Happy Birthday JesusHappy Birthday Jesus

Have a Birthday Cake to celebrate Jesus' birthday at your brunch this morning or dinner this evening.

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* Chewing Gum DayChewing Gum Day

Chewing Gum was patented this day in 1839. Click here for fun facts about chewing gum.

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* Lacing CardsLacing Cards

Select some of the Christmas cards to make into lacing cards. Separate front of card from rest of card. Punch holes around the edges using a hole punch. Use a shoe string as the lace and tie a knot in one end before lacing. Ask children to go up and down or over and under. Have fun while increasing fine motor control.

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* New Year's EveNew Year's Eve