The Story Book Advent Calendar Idea has been floating around Facebook for a while now. I am just finally giving it a try myself. I know HOW could I JUST be hopping onto this trend when we love books as much as we do… Time, Patience… Will to wrap storybook after storybook is most likely the reason. The kids loved the BookRoo unwrapping so much I could not resist.
What is in our storybook advent calendar?
We used mostly books we already had in the house because that was the easiest for me to pull off this year.
Winter Days in the Big Woods My First Little House Books
Christmas in the Big Woods Little House Picture Book
Winter on the Farm Little House Picture Book
The Snowman Finger Puppet Book
Bear Stays Up for Christmas The Bear Books
Merry Christmas, Curious George with stickers
Polar Express 30th anniversary edition
How the Grinch Stole Christmas! Classic Seuss
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Little Golden Book
Disney Baby My First Christmas Disney Touch and Feel
Animals in Winter Lets-Read-and-Find-Out Science
The Shortest Day: Celebrating the Winter Solstice
Walking in a Winter Wonderland
Touch and Feel Winter Scholastic Early Learners: First Steps
The Story of Snow: The Science of Winters Wonder
What the kids think
Today is day one and they love it. They unwrapped Winter Days in the Big Woods. This selection was a great recommendation from Mother Good Time last year. The three youngest girls love this story. They pretend they are the girls in the story. The kids are excited to see what books we wrapped up and explore a new one each day leading to Christmas.
How I will do the storybook advent calendar for next year.
I will wrap the Christmas ones again after Christmas for next year and the winter ones when they get bored with them so all I have to do is pull the box out on December 1st. I plan to swap a few books out for next year and grab the Polar Express DVD to wrap with the book as an extra surprise.
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