Holiday Advent Activities - 2021
My family gets so excited to hang up our advent garland because it means another month full of fun, festive activities to do as a family! This year, we mixed things up a bit and split the days between activities and treats, so mama got a few breaks!
It's almost Christmas, but it's never too late to share a few more easy and adorable activities to do with your family!
I made a video of how to make these for Instagram, and it has literally gone viral! You can watch it here. I just made pancakes from our favorite box mix in various sizes. Pro Tip: use measuring cups or spoons for consistent sizes!
Lay a large pancake on your plate and top with a pancake about half of the size. Add 2 mini pancakes for ears at the top! Use bacon, fruit, or pretzels as the antlers. I cut a large marshmallow in half for the eyes and topped them with 2 mini chocolate chips. I added a Hershey kiss for the nose, but make it Rudolph with a red M&M or berry! I have had so much fun this year seeing all of your pancake creations, so if you share an image on social media, make sure to tag #TheRuralLegend !
Coffee Filter Snowflakes
These have become a tradition in our home because they make our windows look beautiful all winter long!
Color coffee filters with washable markers. Pro Tip: Color as much of the filter as you can! Spray your colored filter with water and allow the colors to spread. Let completely dry and then fold up like a traditional snowflake. Make cuts as desired, open, and hang! For a full video tutorial, check out my reel on Instagram here.
These are such a fun and simple treat to make as a family and the chocolate hardens quickly so there's not much wait time before you can enjoy!
Melt chocolate wafers as per the directions on the package. I use Ghirardelli white melting wafers. Add drops of green food coloring to the desired color. Pour melted chocolate into a piping bag or ziplock bag and snip off one end.
Lay pretzel sticks or rods out on parchment paper. Note: if using pretzel rods, you will need more melted chocolate! Starting in the center of a pretzel, pipe chocolate horizontally in a zig zag fashion, making your lines smaller as you reach the top of the pretzel - Making a triangle, tree shape. While the chocolate is still warm, decorate with sprinkles and other goodies! Let harden and enjoy!
Watch a tutorial video here!
For more simple activities to enjoy this holiday season, don't miss these posts!
From my family to yours, I hope you have a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday no matter how you celebrate! We are sending you love and praying the new year brings you joy, comfort, and lots of DIY's!