This is actually our first Christmas Calendar. I did not have advent calendars in my childhood. For my son I used to buy the one filled with chocolates.. but you know what happened.. don`t you.. That`s right- he ate all the chocs in one night. So for Annabel I didn`t get any chocolate ones.
But now we have our very own calendar. It was very easy to make. For the pockets we used loo rolls cut in half. I covered them in green paper and Annabel made some nice white snow using sponge print. I added a little bit of blue later. At first we thought of using felt number stickers but they did not look nice so I asked my daughter to write the numbers. As they are learning “teen” numbers at school at the moment she was very happy to do it. I put a little bit of cotton into every pocket to make some snow. I wanted to put a Päkapikk into every pocket as well.. but we did not have enough. And we don`t plan to go to Ikea next week. This is where the Päkapikks are from. So I remembered my lovely little houses…
Each pocket contains a little chocolate and an activity. So after coming home from school my little one will take off the decoration, eat the chocolate and then it`s time for the activity! I did not check which activity went where so it`s a surprise for me too. Hope we will have fun in December!