I can't believe it's almost time to start our Christmas countdown chain. I just make the traditional construction paper links and put a number on one side and an activity on the other. We start the Saturday after Thanksgiving (I'm too busy and tired to do it on Black Friday! ha ha!).
Here's a list of ideas:
Play w/Nativity (we have the fisher price one-love it!)
bake cookies and go look at Christmas lights
sing Christmas songs at the piano w/Dad
eat dinner in front of the fireplace
backwards dinner night
trip to McD's
new book-pine tree parable
paint an ornament
bake cookies for neighbors and invite to cantata, etc.
make a reindeer craft
eat a candy cane
eat a fruit snack
do a puzzle together
call daddy at work and say "thank you for working so hard for our family"
call a friend
go for a walk
go somewhere special (nature center, etc.)
make Christmas craft (crown)
read Luke 2 and open presents
anyways, these are just some ideas to get you started! have fun! I love doing this Christmas tradition.