Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Christmas Countdown 2010

CHRISTMAS IS 25 DAYS AWAY!!!!!!!!! Tomorrow the countdown will begin for The Adamant Academy, YAY!!!!! OK OK, I am almost as excited as they are. I just like to plan stuff I think I get way too into it lol. I started the whole stocking filled with an idea last year but it never quite took off so to speak. Well I found this blog, and the idea really got me going. I used some of the books and added an awful lot and changed up some of the crafts so I am not a total copy cat and WALA Christmas stories and crafts for each day. We will fill in an ornament on the paper tree for each day that I got off of childcareland.com and each stocking will have a slip of paper stating the book and the craft for that day.  Thought I would post my list of plans in case anyone is looking for something to do possibly and God willing I will be making a daily post of our Christmas countdown activities. I had really hoped to include The ADVENTures of Christmas in this but sadly the ebay seller has yet to send it :( If I get it I may decide to change things around a bit but as of now here is my list.
1. Christmas Is.... Gail Gibbons
2. Bear Stays Up For Christmas by Karma Wilson
Make presents for daddy
3. The Gingerbread Baby by Jan Brett
Make foam gingerbread houses
4. The Polar Express
Lowe's Build and Grow (they will have 3 this month each time they will build a piece of a train by Christmas they will have all 3 pieces)
5. The Mitten by Jan Brett
make felt mitten ornaments
6. The Family Christmas Tree Book by Tomie De Paola
paint ceramic ornaments
7. Christmas Hat by AJ Wood
Make peppermint spoons and hot chocolate
8. Mr Willowby's Christmas Tree by Robert Barry
make paper stacking trees
9. The Christmas Angel by Pirkko Vainio
Make angel ornaments
10. The Christmas Star by Marcus Pfister
make popsicle stick stars
11. Wild Christmas Reindeer by Jan Brett
Build and Grow
12. Christmas Mouse by Elisabeth Wenning
make little clay mice
13. Santa Mouse by Michael Brown
make little trees and decorate them for our clay mice
14. The Shortest Day by Wendy Pfeffer
make mini wreaths
15. Night Tree by Eve Bunting
make wild animal treats
16. What it takes To Make A Snowman
we are gonna make little snowmen
17. Snowflake Bentley  by Jaqueline Briggs Martin
Make paper snowflakes and decorate with them
18. Silver Packages by Cynthia Rylant
last day of build and grow!!!! Our train will be complete.
19. Jolly Old Santa Claus by Alice Leedy Mason
foil icicles
20. Legend of the Candy Cane
make little foam Christmas critters
21. A Wish To Be A Christmas Tree by Colleen Monroe
candle/potpurri holders
22. Gingrerbread Land Published by Intervisual Books
various gingerbread crafts
23. Christmas In The Manger by Nola Buck
foam nativity and other possible nativity type crafts
24. The Night Before Christmas by Jan Brett
get new PJ's from gramma and put out cookies


  1. Thank you for sharing what you will be doing to celebrate the season. I always get excited about Christmas too. This year I have yet to get there, but I am making my son listen to Christmas music with me. Maybe it will hit me tomorrow morning.

  2. Thanks for sharing. I love the christmas holiday and probably go over board with my kids. Love you list and will add a few to our schedule. Thanks for sharing. Already a follower:)

  3. I love your post! I came across it while searching for inspiration for our own monthly countdown and you've given us some terrific ideas. Thanks!

    Eddie from www.theusualmayhem.blogspot.com

  4. It sounds lovely :) What a fun way to count down to christmas. We're on a film and book a day here with intermittent crafts. I love the way you put them in stockings, so much nicer than the chocolate advent calendars mine are counting down with :)