Christmas Book Advent Calendar

Christmas Book Advent Calendar

There are so many different versions of Advent Calendars now, from chocolate to Lego and even wine for adults.

This year Book Advent Calendars are really popular and I think its such a great idea because who does not want to encourage children to read or parents to read to their children?

So The Works have very kindly sent us some books to get us started.

They have the most amazing offer on of 10 books for £10!

They have some of our favourites included such as “Were Going on a Bear Hunt” by Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury.

We decided to pick mostly Christmas themed books and a few Winter ones with Peppa Pig.

What is a book advent? It’s very simple. Basically you wrap up 24 Christmas books and open one each night until Christmas Eve. After the last book is read, the children know that Santa is on his way!

We have 24 books altogether and we love arts and crafts so decided to wrap each book in brown paper and decorate them using some great stamps we picked up in The Works store.

We used our favourite Little Brian Art paint sticks to apply paint to the stamps and printed them onto the paper. We wrapped the books first!

We also added a bit of glitter using our Brian Clegg PVA Glue and Bio Glitter.

Then we labeled each book with a felt number.


Isabella is so excited to get started and she had lots of fun helping me wrap them.

For the older girls we have just bought them one book each as their books take a long time to read but they will still be a big part of this as they will be helping Isabella open the books and they will read some of them to her.

She adores her big sisters so will love nothing more that cuddling up with them for a story.

I think the Book Advent is a great alternative or addition (whichever you choose) to the traditional chocolate calendar as Isabella is dairy free so its not always easy to find a dairy free chocolate calendar and less sugar is always a bonus!


Happy reading

My Three Little Strawberries






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  1. Tara
    December 1, 2018 / 6:09 pm

    What a great idea!! I’m alwahs trying to think of ways to encourage reading. This is brilliant!

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    • G G
      August 12, 2019 / 3:45 pm

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