Friday, November 23, 2012
Christmas Tradition - Book Advent
Im starting a new Christmas Tradition with the children this year - a Book Advent. This idea has been floating around Pinterest for a while and I've been organised enough this year to pull it off.
Basically the idea is to take 24 Christmas books and wrap them all up. Starting from 1 December your children choose one book a night, each night, leading to Christmas Day.
I raided our massive book collection and managed to come up with 18 Christmas stories. I then selected 6 of the childrens favourite stories to mix in amongst the Christmas books to make 24. To avoid any arguments, which are sure to happen if I don't do this, the picking starts in order from youngest to oldest and rotating each night that way.
I also think for Christmas Eve I might sneak a new Christmas book in with the last book as an extra special treat.
I am so excited about this! We love to read at bedtime in our house and I couldn't think of a tradition that would be more perfect for our children.