We have so enjoyed The Teaching Mom’s Advent Calendar throughout the years. True, this interactive calendar has not been updated since 2008 and many years the dates do not match the current December calendar. It’s easy to still use this great resource despite its neglect. Determine which date the first day of Advent is for the current year and begin Day 1 on that day.
Since many of the links on the original calendar have disappeared, simply type the correct day at the top of the Internet Archive page or into the following url:
However, another way to enjoy this site is simply to do an activity each day for the 25 days of December — no matter what day they may fall on.
As time goes on, there are an increasing number of non-working links, however, there is more than enough to do on each day! To give you an idea of all that is provided, each day includes:
- Advent candle activity.
- Bible verses for study.
- Jesse Tree verse and symbol.
- Article or devotion.
- Discussion idea.
- Word to know.
- Book suggestions.
- Art appreciation.
- Christmas carol.
- Holiday tradition and history.
- Christmas around the world.
- Coloring pages, cooking, and crafts.
- Christmas fun.
- Movie recommendation.
As with most things, not every activity or suggestion will be right for your family. No problem, there is plenty to do! So pick and choose what fits you.
If nothing else, you’ll pick up great ideas to create your own special Christmas studies, traditions, and activities this holiday season. Perfect for the DIY homeschool mom!