My family has an advent calendar that I keep up with during the month of December. Every day we do some sort of holiday activity. Some are really simple, and others are a bit more complex.
Candy Cane Christmas activities, like this candy cane hunt, have so far been our favorite activity.
It was so much fun for both my three year old and me. While J was eating breakfast I hid 16 candy canes in our living room and playroom. Some were out in the open and others were a more cleverly hidden.
I gave J a holiday themed gift bag and asked him to hunt for the candy canes. He searched and searched and when he thought he found them all, we sat down and counted our candy canes.
He counted them and then we able to figure out how many he had left to find. It was neat watching him work out simple math skills.
Once he found all the candy canes, he sent me out of the room and hid the candy canes for me to find.
It took him some time to hide each candy cane, but he was able to come up with some really clever hiding places.
Some places were so good that it took me a long while to find the last 3 candy canes he hid. We played over and over again, taking turns on hiding the candy canes, all morning long.
Sure this game is fun but it’s great for problem solving, math, and critical thinking skills.
This activity was so successful that I plan on making it a yearly tradition!
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Great activity. It sounds like fun. I’m going to try it with Ryan!!!!
How cute! I will do this with my daycare kids this year!
Theres Just One Mommy
What a fun idea!
Christina @There's Just One Mommy
I am going to add this to our Christmas countdown this year. I bet the kids love it.
Moms Don't Sleep
I love this idea! I shared it on my blog http://momsdontsleep.com/2015/12/02/holiday-traditions-to-start-with-your-kids/
Love this game idea. I posted it as a part of our 12 Days of Christmas with the Kids. Thanks for sharing!
Would be a great idea even for grown ups. We do some type of game each Christmas. I might have to do this one year.
That sounds like so much fun! I think this is going to be a part of our next game day.