Tuesday, December 6, 2011

It's Christmastime: Christmas Book Advent Countdown

We did this last year and had so much fun with it,
that I had to do it again this year.
I already had enough books last year -
perks of being a former 2nd grade teacher -
but I wanted to collect some new ones this year.
So when it was time for Scholastic Book orders,
you know I grabbed some of $3 deals :)

I got wrapping paper at the 99 cent store and I love
how it turned out.
Last year I used the same wrapping paper to wrap each
book, but this year I wanted it to look just a little
more colorful and exciting.

We are five days in and the kids are loving it.
If you haven't started yet,
never fear!
You could start on the 12th or 13th,
depending when you want to end,
and do the Twelve Days of Christmas.
There's still time!!!

Some of the books we used this year:
The Jolly Christmas Postman
Snowflake Bentley
Fancy Nancy: Splendiferous Christmas
How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Merry Christmas, Big Hungry Bear!
Dinosaur Christmas
The Tale of Three Trees
Ordinary Mary's Extraordinary Deed
The Gingerbread Girl
Snowmen at Christmas
The Polar Express
Snowmen at Night
Gingerbread Baby
Milly and the Macy's Parade
Oh What a Christmas
Christmas in the Country
Snowbears Christmas Countdown
If You Take a Mouse to the Movies
Tacky's Christmas
The Biggest Christmas Tree Ever
A Pirate's Night Before Christmas
Night Before Christmas
Christmas in the Manger

And remember, if you don't own 24 Christmas books,
you can use winter books, holiday books,
or even check them out from the library!



Anonymous said...

We are doing this this year! We didn't have enough books (and still don't yet!) but we did get some from the library. I'm hoping to get a few from some thrift stores too.

Crafty Mischief said...

I love this idea! We're still collecting books though.

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Unknown said...

Wow that is a great idea.. I'd love to do this next year when my little one is lil bigger she is 20 months!

I found you on TT&J and would love for you to come by and link this up and any other projects at my Create and Inspire Party.. I'm giving away a $25 Gift Card to Micheal's if interested! ;)

I'm now following and looking forward to your new posts!

Angie from A Little Inspiration

Malinda Jane Sieg said...

I love this idea and I love how cute your wrapping paper is! Thanks for the list of good Christmas books!

Karie @ The HoB said...

We are doing a book advent too! My boys are loving it!!

Unknown said...

What a great idea!! I think I will do this with my son next year, when he is older.

Blissful & Domestic said...

We're doing one of these this year too! I'd love for you to link up to my Christmas carnival

Unknown said...

Featured you today! Hopefully I will do this next year. :)

JoAnna said...

The teacher in me is going wild over this idea! I LOVE IT!!!

And, to extend the learning, because I'm a total nerd, if your kids are old enough, have them each create a book for another child in the house and wrap them up to go in the pile. I think they would appreciate each others' books that much more! So easy today nowadays on the computer or tablet.


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