Advent Bag Ideas

One of our Christmas traditions is our Advent bags! I prepare these bags each year and hang them up. We have a few different things that can go in them and depending on the year, I choose from what we have used in the past and sometimes add something new! My boys have grown out of this mostly but my daughter, who is 8, still LOVES this!

Personally, I like it because it is a great reminder during the busy holiday season for me. I prepare these in advance and then enjoy the simple daily activities with my daughter.


These are the printable number cards we use.

Here is a post showing all of our bags a few years ago. I took a photo each day to hold myself accountable! I then compiled all of them into a post. I love that I did this, seeing her sweet little face pop up in my Time-Hop on my phone every day in December brings me joy!

Advent 2013

Resources we have used…

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Home Art Studio ~ Great Gift Idea!


Home Art Studio has been a part of our homeschool for years now and we are happy to have them as a blog sponsor. If you have a child in your life who loves art, this would be a fabulous Christmas gift idea! Grab a DVD and some art supplies to go along with it and you have the perfect creative gift for the little artist in your life!

Recently we enjoyed the Holiday Arts and Crafts DVD and enjoyed making one of the Thanksgiving projects! Here’s a screenshot from the DVD we were watching as we made this cute turkey project!

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Her adorable finished turkey pinwheel which will now decorate our Thanksgiving table!

Home Art Studio Homeschool Art

This Holiday Arts and Crafts DVD contains:

  • 15 Projects
  • Lessons plans & instructions (PDF)
  • 1 Hour 55 Minutes of video teaching!

More Home Art Studio Projects

Below you can see some of the projects we have done over the past several years. Click to see the posts!

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Home Art Studio is an award winning DVD/ROM based art education program, taught by Lindsey Volin, designed for homeschooling families. Every fun art project teaches students experience, but who want to ensure that their children receive a well-rounded arts education.

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Free Lesson Videos ~ gives you an idea of how the lessons are formatted

Info about each grade level    

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