This post may have affiliate links. If you click one of these links and make a purchase, we will be paid a commission at no additional cost to you.

So are you in the position where you know that you want to have an advent calendar for the holiday season, but you need some advent calendar ideas?

Well, I have got you covered!  I have several (30 of them to be exact!) advent activities that are super fun and a great way to start some of your own holiday traditions.

I know coming up with what to put in your advent calendar can seem daunting.  Especially, when you are staring at a blank piece of paper when planning it out.  Or am I the only one still using paper and pen to plan things?

Many of these advent calendar ideas don’t require much prep or cost on your part.

As a heads up – for the movies if you don’t currently own them, make sure to check Netflix and Amazon Prime to see if you can stream from there.  Another thought is to check your library and try and check it out there.

Advent Calendar Ideas

Advent Calendar Ideas

Make Hot Chocolate

Go Ice Skating

Eat Candy Canes

Make a Gingerbread House

Watch How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Watch Elf

Sing Christmas Carols

Read a Christmas Book

Bake Cookies

Make reindeer food

Write a letter to Santa

Make a Christmas List

Do a random act of kindness

Drive and look at lights

Decorate the Christmas tree

Make an ornament

Make paper snowflakes

Go sledding

Get Pictures with Santa

Read a story about the birth of Jesus

Make a snowman

Watch Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

Watch Frosty the Snowman

Donate a gift o someone in need

Make a gift

Donate food to a local food pantry

See a Christmas show or play

Make a Christmas Slime

Go sledding

Play a board game

So many fun ideas!  And so many of these advent activities require no prep work and are quick to do.

If you are wanting some advent printables, make sure to input your name and email below.  We have some great advent activity printable cards just for you.

Make sure to Pin This so you can come back later!

Awesome easy Advent Calendar Idea List for Kids. #adventcalendar #adventactiv

Christmas Seasons Advent Activity Ideas for Families. Free Printable! #printable #christmas Free Advent Calendar Printable activity cards. Awesome fun and easy ideas for families. Fun and easy advent calendar ideas for kids. Awesome activities plus a free printable. #freeprintable #printable #adventactivities #adventcalendar

Other posts you might enjoy:

Christmas Movies for the Whole Family
Christmas Gift Ideas Your Tween is Sure to Love!
A Fun Christmas Tradition