Printable Countdown to Christmas Advent Calendar

printable christmas advent calendarAre the kids already counting down the days until Christmas arrives? If so, make the process fun with our printable countdown to Christmas advent calendar activity. This activity requires downloading all three pages – the ornaments, the Christmas tree base and the Christmas tree top.

Cut out the parts of the tree and glue them together. I recommend pasting them onto a piece of cardboard for extra stability. Have the kids color or paint the tree and then give it a festive touch with a bit of spray snow or splattered white paint.

Color and cut out all the ornaments and put them in a bag or envelope. Each day attach the next one to the tree and countdown (or up) to the big day! Click on images below to view and print full size.

Or download the files in PDF format:

You might also like some of our other printable Christmas activities.

If you are looking for the best advent calendars for girls, Doll Diaries has compiled a list of the best advent calendars for girls or see my favorite advent calendars for kids at

Santa Letters


Printable Nutcracker Puppets

The Nutcracker ballet is one of the highlights of each Christmas season capturing the imaginations of children of all ages. Print, color and cut out the entire Nutcracker cast in our Nutcracker printable puppet activity. Once the characters are cut out, attach them to popsicle or Wood Craft Sticks using glue and have your own version of the Nutcracker.

Click on image above to view and print each set of Nutcracker characters full size or download as PDFs from below:

Here are more Nutcracker coloring, painting, sticker and related activities:

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Christmas Tree Printables

Decorating the Christmas tree is a tradition that has been around since the Victorian age and has taken on many variations. Let the kids get creative by decorating our printable Christmas trees using crayons, glitter, sequins, magazine clippings or any other bits of art supplies you have around.  Click on the images to view and print full size.

Christmas Coloring Pages

Gingerbread House Coloring Page and Activities

Get creative with our Gingerbread House coloring page. Color, draw and decorate to make the perfect gingerbread house. Print it out on heavier paper and then use sequins, glitter, bits of string or candy to decorate the house.

Gingerbread House Coloring Activity
Gingerbread House Coloring Activity

Click image to view and print full size or you may download Gingerbread House Coloring Page as a PDF file.

For even more fun, try these interactive gingerbread houses you can decorate online:

Jenny B Harris Home Sweet Home interactive gingerbread house

Billy Bear’s Gingerbread House activity

Jan Brett’s Gingerbread Baby House

Or make your own with one of the Gingerbread Kits below: