An Advent Of Giving

Happy Holidays! Here we go! The countdown to one of my favorite holidays, Christmas! Last year we stuffed 24 pockets with 24 trinkets that ended up as 24 pieces of trash.  This year we are changing our tactic to better represent the Holiday of Giving. We have created an Advent of Giving! Here is what you will need:

Advent of Giving at ThroughThePaintedDoor.com

Advent of Giving at ThroughThePaintedDoor.com

For this project I bought 12 little items to share with my son. A piece of chocolate to warm his tummy, a pair of mittens to warm his hands.  The 12 cards that go along with them are 12 ideas to warm his heart.  On each I have written a challenge (What child doesn’t like a challenge, or at least being one!).

 Open the door for someone. Pay a compliment to a friend and watch their face light up! Ask a shy friend to play with you on the playground. 

Advent of Giving at ThroughThePaintedDoor.com

Not only do you get to practice counting by TWOs! Not only can you discuss ODD and EVEN numbers! You can also show your child what a wonderful feeling it is to give!

Advent of Giving at ThroughThePaintedDoor.com