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Advent calendar craft for kids: Free days until Christmas activity

We have already given you one Christmas Countdown calendar, BUT we aren’t content with that so we have a simple advent calendar craft for you now, which we hope will also entertain the kids. There is, as we often do for you, an editable advent calendar version for a little bit of money (£1.99), and then the free version which is non-editable. Take your pick – we love them both. Remember, we give 80%+ of our profits to charity, so we think that is worth the price of a coffee.

Advent calendar craft for kids

This is a gorgeous little crafting idea and perfect for younger children as well – you can practise motor skills, and number recognition too, alongside the fun on advent calendars. Don’t forget you can get an editable version here too:

How to make the advent calendar craft days to Christmas activity

We have tried to make this simple for you so to start with…


  • Advent template (provided below, scroll down to the circular image),
  • Pegs (clothes pegs or craft small pegs if you prefer),
  • Scissors, and
  • Frame.

So not too much needed at all!


In order to make the advent calendar craft for the kids, all you need to do is print out the countdown sheet, and the number that come with it. To do this, scroll down to the circular image below to get the free pdf.


  1. Print out the advent calendar template (below),
  2. Find two clothes pegs, or crafting pegs, whichever you prefer, or you have enough room for. This is designed to be printed on A4 paper, but you could try A3 if you have some,
  3. Cut own the circular numbers on sheets two and three of the template,
  4. Glue the pegs onto the sheet, making sure that there is room for you to attached the numbers to the end of the pegs,
  5. Pop the right number in there, depending on what day in December you are, and
  6. There you have it, your advent calendar craft that helps to know how many days there are until Christmas. Make sure you turn it over every single day with the kids, won’t you?
Christmas activity

It is, as you can see, well worth popping this into a frame as when it is in one, it looks amazing don’t you agree?

We do hope you like this, and thanks for coming to see us. Don’t forget to check out the editable version of this as well – just £1.99 and you can add the name of your child on to it as well. We have a few cute Christmas ideas in our little shop for you.

To download, click on the image below, and the Advent calendar craft is all yours

If you like Christmas crafts, do check out some of the other ones that we have on the site too:

Christmas Ideas for Kids

Looking for fun ideas for Christmas, then do take a look at these thoughts NOW!

There are lots of other ideas off site too:

Other Christmas activities on the web for kids

Some other ideas for Christmas activities for kids.

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Free days until Christmas activity

Helen is a mum to two, social media consultant, and website editor; and this site is (we think) the only Social Enterprise parenting magazine! Since giving up being a business analyst when juggling travel, work and kids proved too complicated, she founded KiddyCharts so she could be with her kids, and use those grey cells at the same time. KiddyCharts has reach of over 1.1million across social and the site. The blog works with big family brands (including travel) to help promote their services, as well as offering free resources to parents of kids under 10. It gives 51%+ profits to Reverence for Life, who fund a number of important initiatives in Africa, including bringing running water and basic equipment to a school in Tanzania. Helen has worked as a digital marketing consultant (IDM qualified) with various organisations, including Channel Mum, Truprint, Talk to Mums, and Micro Scooters. She loves to be creative in the brand campaigns she works on. Get in touch TODAY!

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Helen Copson

Wednesday 2nd of December 2020

I love this! (Especially the pic with the name Helen on!) Thank you, I'm going to hastily try it. I'm only two days late into advent...


Thursday 3rd of December 2020

Glad you like this - you've got a great name 😂

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