Make Christmas extra special this year with this fun mindfulness advent calendar for kids!
What are your favourite Christmas memories made of? Do you remember the present you got for Christmas when you were 5 years old? The co-ordinating table decorations? Or the feeling of waking up on Christmas morning? The excitement, the anticipation, the love that seemed to be all around you. The magic of Christmas isn’t in the latest gadgets, fancy gifts or perfectly decorated house. It’s in the small moments. Things like the smell of pine needles and baking cookies filling the house. Twinkling lights in windows. The sound of little feet pitter pattering down the hall on Christmas morning. And the delighted squeals of happy children!
These mindfulness activities are about focusing on those small moments that make Christmas magical and meaningful. They’ll help you focus on presence over presents, so you can create beautiful memories that invoke feelings of joy in your kids hearts for years to come. They will provide you with an opportunity to reflect on what Christmas truly means to you, so you can have a calmer, more joyful celebration this year, free from stress and overwhelm.
What’s included in your Mindfulness Advent Calendar?
Inside this pack you’ll find 24 advent cards and 24 accompanying mindfulness activities to complete with your kids – a new activity each day as you count down to Christmas.
You’ll also find detailed instructions, worksheets, templates, recipes and colouring pages to help you complete each activity.
These activities all help your kids learn important skills. The activities include:
- Breathing exercises
- Yoga and mindful movement activities
- Sensory Play ideas
- Gratitude and kindness exercises
- Mindful Colouring
- Craft activities
- And so much more…
Your mindfulness advent calendar will also help your kids learn to calm their bodies and minds and effectively manage their emotions. This is such an important skill for them to learn. Especially at a time like Christmas, when there are often extra demands placed on our kids and less of the structure and routine that helps them feel secure and calm.
So print out your activity pack, cut out your advent cards and have some fun with mindfulness this Christmas! I have left the activities un-numbered so you can do them in the order that suits you best. Simply use the included checklist to tick them off as you go and keep track of what you’ve completed. I have also kept the activities simple and quick, because this is about injecting joy into Christmas, not adding to your to do list!
Get back to basics this year and give your kids a simple, meaningful Christmas full of joyful moments that help you connect and inspire you to reflect on what really matters most.
This is a printable PDF – no physical item will be shipped. You’ll receive a download link with your purchase.