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Alternative advent calendars


Alternative advent calendars


Instead of eating chocolate every day in the build-up to Christmas, why not treat your children to something far more creative and healthy? Here at The Book People, we have some fabulously festive ideas for children who are excited to count down to 25 December.


Santa’s Sleigh Advent Calendar


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As excitement builds for the big man’s visit, children can build their own glue-free model of Santa’s sleigh and make 24 little boxes and drawers that can then be filled with little trinkets and gifts as the anticipation builds.



Make Your Own Advent Calendar


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Creative kids aged 7 and over will love making their own felt calendar as they attach the bags to the backing sheet and decorate them with classic Christmas motifs and designs including baubles, trees and candy canes. Once finished, they can fill them with trinkets and gifts as they count down to the big day. This homemade calendar will be displayed in the middle of your festive display with pride!



Countdown to Christmas Activities



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Children aged 3 and over can hang this sparkling calendar up on the wall and complete 24 fun activities including colouring in ornaments and decorations, taking part in a reindeer races and spotting the differences in busy festive scenes.


As well as these advent calendars, you could think of splitting up one of our great value collections and giving the gift of reading with brilliant bedtime books for the 24 days leading up to 25 December.