Happy October, Mom’s! Many families complete advent calendars in December, but why not use the same idea to countdown to Halloween?
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Look no further than this downloadable Halloween advent/countdown calendar. With two versions: family-friendly movies or activities, you’ll have plenty to do to fill your October with festive fun!
Just for you, I’ve created two downloadable templates to make your own Halloween advent.
The first advent download contains only movies. All the family-friendly classics to get you in the mood for Halloween.
The second advent download contains a mix of activities. All the directions and templates you need to have a festive lead-up to Halloween. This version also includes an instruction booklet that will explain any of the activities you might not know how to complete.
This week only: you can get both advent downloads for free! Simply click here. But, hurry! On October 7, the price will go back to $0.99 for the set.
So, I’ve given you the fun that’s needed to get your advents going. Now is when your creativity comes into play.
After you download, print and cut the templates, you can choose one of many ideas to display and use the advent.
Decorate a paper sack to look like a monster. Cut an opening for the mouth. Fold up the advent slips and insert them into the paper sack. Have your child select the daily activity or movie by drawing an advent slip out of the mouth of the monster each day.
Similar to the paper sack, use a mason jar as the vehicle for your advent slips. Mix in some fake spiders for fun.
Bonus points if it’s shaped like a coffin and makes a maniacal noise when you open the lid. Insert a small, plastic skeleton and a daily piece of candy for each child.
This is the option we’re going with this year. To add some excitement, I’m hiding the box in a new spot each day and #1 has to go hunting for it.
The gift box is my favorite option because you can curate the slips and candies each day. That way, you’re not at the mercy of whatever slip of paper your child draws. You can schedule things out and make sure you have the necessary supplies when they’re needed.
There are literally hundreds of ways you can create this advent. Tell me how you countdown to Halloween below.
And let your creativity run wild and have a fantastic October and Halloween!
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