DIY Children’s Book Advent Calendar

I know that I am not the only one that really wants their kids to love reading.  Like pick up a book because they feel like it, not me tell them to. Ya know?  I am always trying to find fun ways to encourage them to read and thought that I would put my own spin on an advent calendar.First things first, I needed to find as many Christmas themed books that I could.  I put in a Scholastic order, scoured VarageSale and also had a few that have been given to us over the years.I also purchased a new pair of PJ’s from Joe Fresh for each of the kids to use with “Night Before Christmas” book to be the last item in the advent calendar. (the 24th)Then I got to wrapping.  I wrapped each 24 books individually and then labelled them 1 through 24.  Now each day in December before Christmas the kids will have a brand new book to read.

What do you do to get your kids excited about reading?  If you are interested in doing this but don’t have 24 books, why not start with 12.  It could be the 12 days of Christmas reading. 🙂

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