Hanging Advent Activity Calendar

Hanging Advent Activity Calendar

Craft a sweet countdown to Christmas with this DIY advent calendar. It’s easy to assemble, and the activities on the back of each card are a perfect way to start new holiday traditions.



You'll Need

  • Hanging chalk or cork board
  • Twine
  • Hot glue gun
  • Printable activity cards
  • Scissors
  • Medium tipped marker
  • 25 Small paper bags
  • Your favorite Hershey holiday chocolate
  • Clothespins


  • Lay the chalk or cork board flat and space twine evenly in five rows. Use the hot glue gun to fix the twine in place.
  • Print and cut out the 25 activity cards. Use the marker to number each one from 1 to 25 and write a fun holiday activity on the back!
  • Fill the paper bags with a few pieces of your favorite Hershey’s holiday candy, like REESE’S Bells, HERSHEY’S Peppermint Bark Bells, or KISSES Milk Chocolates in Holiday Foils.
  • Fold the opening of each bag down and use a clothespin to clip each bag to an activity card and the twine. Repeat with all bags until each is attached to the calendar.
  • Take one down every day to count down to the holidays with a piece of candy and a fun activity.

Activity Ideas

Celebrate the season as you count down to the main event! Here are some activities to add to your calendar cards:

Snowman Soup
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