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Family Activity Advent Cards

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These Family Activity Advent Cards are a fun and easy way to knock out a holiday bucket list. They make counting down to Christmas a memory-making family event.

printable advent cards with title text reading Family Activity Advent Cards

I’m a list maker, partly because I love the satisfaction of checking off items and mostly because I’m forgetful and need written reminders. Unfortunately, I often take my family for granted and our quality time gets neglected.

That’s why I create bucket lists for every season. This way I have a visual reminder (and goals) to prioritize family time.

Family Activity Advent Cards

Although I already had a Winter Bucket List, I wanted to do something special leading up to Christmas. Based on the popularity of my Random Acts of Kindness Christmas Calendar for Kids, I was inspired to come up with more Advent activities for kids and parents to enjoy together.

These family activity advent cards contain dozens of different fun family holiday activities. 60 ideas in all, plus 12 blank cards so you can write in your own ideas.

printable advent cards

How to Use the Family Activity Advent Cards

Just print the cards on regular letter size paper, then cut them out. Here are a few ways to use them after you’ve cut out the cards:

1. As an Advent Calendar

Choose 25 of your favorite activities from the cards. Turn them over and number them randomly from 1 – 25. Then, slide each card into an advent calendar pocket.

2. In an Activity Jar

Fold each card and place them all inside a large jar. Draw one randomly each day leading up to Christmas and perform the activity.

3. Create a Holiday Album

Take turns choosing an activity each day and capture your activity on camera. Place the activity card and the corresponding pictures in an album to remember your holiday festivities for years to come.

printable advent cards on a wood background next to ornaments, a present and a gold star tree topper

To download the cards, just fill in the form below and you’ll get instant access.


Need more detailed instructions for daily holiday activities, crafts and recipes? I love the book Countdown to Christmas!

More Family Fun

If you like these family activity advent cards, you might enjoy some of these other fun family activities.

My Winter Family Bucket List is full of ideas that aren’t specific to the holiday season. And this Winter Scavenger Hunt is fun to do together too!

If you prefer to keep your family entertained indoors during the winter, try one of these family board games or one of these multiplayer mobile games for families.

Another great family activity is to do random acts of kindness together. Every month I create a new kindness calendar based on the special observances of that month. Check out all of my monthly acts of kindness calendars.

8 thoughts on “Family Activity Advent Cards”

  1. Any thoughts on how to download these? I didn’t see the form referenced to get instant access. Looking for the Family Activity Advent Cards. Thanks!

    • The form to sign up to get the advent cards is in the post now. Thanks for pointing out that it was missing. Sorry about that!

  2. How do I download these? They are really cute! I don’t see a form to submit to download. Thanks!

    • The form to sign up to get the advent cards is in the post now. Thanks for pointing out that it was missing. Sorry about that!

  3. A wonderful idea about the reward of giving and spreading kindness.

    • Thanks, I’m glad you like it. Thanks for commenting.

    • Thank you! I’m glad you like them. Thanks for commenting.


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