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advent calender "challenges" any ideas?

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chimchar Tue 30-Nov-10 13:46:29

bought a calender with little pockets in.

have just filled it with some sweets and have run out!

am going to put little challenges in for the odd days i don't have sweets for.

so what can i put....3dc, aged 10, 7 and 4, boy, girl, boy if it matters....

ta muchly!

meltedmarsbars Tue 30-Nov-10 13:49:19

Marking place - have nil-by-mouth dd2, both siblings have chocolate calendars, feeling very inadequate atm!

chimchar Tue 30-Nov-10 14:09:53

bumpety bump.....

wangle99 Tue 30-Nov-10 15:18:22

I am trying to think of things as well, not sure if you are along these lines...

Sing a Christmas song
Sing a Christmas carol
Name some ingredients that go into Christmas pudding/cake
Tell bits of the Christmas story
Draw a Christmas picture

(And if anyone can think of anymore that would be grand!)

starfishmummy Tue 30-Nov-10 16:12:11

Put the sweets in for the next few days and then go and get some more. (Ask me what I'm doing this year......)

readywithwellies Tue 30-Nov-10 16:34:25

Paper chain challenge - who can make the longest one?

hocuspontas Tue 30-Nov-10 16:45:07

I do one of these but mine are older!

How about

Walk like a turkey
3 christmas things beginning with 'C'
First verse of Jingle Bells backwards
2 of Santa's reindeer names
Make a snowflake
4 words that rhyme with 'glitter' or 'cracker'
4 words that begin with 'snow'

One for the 10 year old - how many birds did my true love send me? (mine always add it up wrong grin)

chimchar Tue 30-Nov-10 16:57:18

yayyy! thanks, you are fab!

Ragwort Tue 30-Nov-10 16:58:41

Tidy room
clean windows
clean silver
lay the table

ie: useful things grin

cazzybabs Tue 30-Nov-10 17:53:19

ohh I have done things like make a cake for the birds, make peppermint creams, read a christmas story, make paper snowflakes

ErnestTheBavarian Wed 01-Dec-10 04:25:22

Name the 3 wise men, santa's reindeer, make salt dough decorations, make Christmas cards, sing jingle bells, silent night, make crackers, christmas biscuits, gingerbread house

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