As I was working on our "activity advent calendar", I thought there may be others out there who would also like to try this. It can be customized to the skills, likes and dislikes of your kids/families, or even for a significant other you want to share some love with.
Here are the directions: (be sure to click on these and zoom to print them full-size)
And the top layer tree:
And the bottom layer that you'll enter your activities in before attaching the perforated top layer:
Oooohkay. I'll admit that there may be a candy or toy calendar that could overwhelm me with cuteness and nostalgia and find its way into our hands. But the activities are something I'm really, really looking forward to. Hope you enjoy, and share your activity ideas/feedback. And as soon as I'm finished filling ours in and decorating it I'll post some photos.