How to make a fun 12-day seed Christmas advent calendar

How to make a fun 12-day seed Christmas advent calendar

Celebrate the most magical time of the year by making a seed Christmas advent calendar for you or your kids. It’s fun, easy and sustainable!

DIY seed Christmas advent calendar

Many wonderful facets make Christmas the most magical time of the year. From the spirit of giving to the amount of love and joy that’s spread around during this time. It’s not only Christmas day that’s exciting but the lead up to Christmas day is also filled with wonder and glee.
A Christmas advent calendar is a fun way to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year while building excitement as Christmas day gets closer. Instead of buying a standard chocolate advent calendar, why not try making a seed Christmas advent calendar using a range of Gift of Seeds? It’s a fun, easy and sustainable way to count down to Christmas, plus you receive a different variety of seeds to grow each day and a fun, festive-themed activity to complete. Find out how to make a seed advent calendar below.

What you will need to make a seed Christmas advent calendar

  • Twine or string
  • Small wooden craft pegs
  • 6 or 12 Gift of Seeds (purchase here)
  • Pen
  • Decorative elements (stickers, bio-glitter, coloured pens, pencils or crayons, pressed flowers etc.)

Instructions to make a seed Christmas advent calendar

  1. Purchase 12 Gift of Seeds. Two multi-packs will do the trick! If you would prefer a shorter countdown, simply purchase one multi-pack for a 6-day Christmas advent calendar.
  2. When you receive the Gift of Seeds, number the envelopes provided from 1 to 6 or 1 to 12. If your kids feel like getting creative, let them glue pressed flowers, draw Christmas pictures, or decorate them with bio-glitter and pressed flowers.
  3. Write a nice festive-themed message or activity on the back of the Gift of Seeds and place each one in an envelope and seal it shut (see festive activity ideas below). If the advent calendar is for your kids, it’s best to do this without them in the room. If the advent calendar is for yourself, ask a friend, your partner or a family member to complete this step for you.
  4. Tie a length of twine somewhere in your home, ensuring it’s secure and won’t fall when weight is added to it.
  5. Peg each Gift of Seeds to the twine. You can choose to peg them up in numerical or mixed order.
  6. Each day, in the lead-up to Christmas, take down the corresponding numbered envelope and open it to reveal the Gift of Seeds and the activity for the day.

30 seed Christmas advent calendar activity ideas for kids

1. Walk around your neighbourhood wearing a Santa Hat.
2. Make Gingerbread cookies.
3. Create Christmas decorations made from items from your recycling bin.
4. Draw a picture of Santa blindfolded.
5. Learn a new Christmas carol.
6. Write a list of thoughtful Christmas wishes for others.
7. Write and send a letter to a family member or friend.
8. Watch a Christmas movie.
9. Donate some old toys you no longer play with.
10. Walk around your neighbourhood and look for Christmas lights.
11. Choose tonight’s dinner.
12. Write a letter to Santa.
13. No Chores today.
14. Make Christmas cards.
15. Play Christmas “I Spy”.
16. Hold a festive photo shoot with your family.
17. Do some Christmas colouring pages.
18. Have a gift wrap race.
19. Learn how to say Merry Christmas in a new language.
20. Have a picnic in your backyard or lounge room.
21. Make a Christmas playlist.
22. Dance to Christmas music.
23. Read some Christmas classics aloud.
24. Video call a faraway family member.
25. Make a popcorn garland.
26. Build a blanket or pillow fort.
27. Learn about the history of Christmas.
28. Make a Christmas garland from paper.
29. Tell some Christmas jokes.
30. Make a Santa beard from cardboard and cotton balls.

30 seed Christmas advent calendar activity ideas for adults

  1. Walk around your neighbourhood wearing a Santa hat.
  2. Make Gingerbread cookies or house.
  3. Watch a Christmas movie.
  4. Volunteer your time to a local charity.
  5. Learn how to say Merry Christmas in a new language.
  6. Video call a faraway family member.
  7. Learn a new Christmas carol.
  8. Walk around your neighbourhood and look for Christmas lights.
  9. Donate a Christmas gift.
  10. Make a festive cocktail or mocktail.
  11. Play Christmas carol Pictionary.
  12. Learn about the history of Christmas.
  13. Make Christmas cards.
  14. Bake something for your neighbour.
  15. Make a Christmas playlist.
  16. Make Christmas cards.
  17. Learn about the history of Christmas.
  18. Donate food to a local foodbank
  19. Write and send a letter to a family member or friend.
  20. Make a Christmas shirt or jumper.
  21. Make Christmas ornaments.
  22. Play Christmas Movie Trivia.
  23. Make your own Christmas bon bons.
  24. Share a few Christmas jokes.
  25. Make hot chocolate from scratch.
  26. Decorate the Christmas tree.
  27. Read a Christmas-themed novel.
  28. Hang up Christmas lights outside your home.
  29. Hold a festive photo shoot with your family or friends.
  30. Hot Christmas carol karaoke.

 

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