{Christmas Unit Studies}

You can easily add some Unit Studies to your December Advent Countdown Box.

These vary from 1 day to 4 weeks in length:

~ Legend of the Candy Cane  short

~ O Christmas Tree  short

~ 12 Days of Christmas  short

~ Gingerbread Mini Unit  short

~ Cranberry Christmas  short

~ The Polar Express

~ The History of Christmas

~ Christmas Around the World

~ A Colonial Christmas in Williamsburg

~ A Christmas Carol   several to choose from

~ The Nutcracker  1 week

~ Christmas Around the World  2 weeks

~ The Names of Jesus   4 weeks

~ Amazing Grace  4 weeks

 ~ A Blessed Christmas: The Symbols of Christmas  4 weeks

 ~ Tommy de Paola  5 weeks

{December Advent Countdown Box}

The December Advent Countdown Box was created to house all of the activities that I want to do leading up to Christmas.

We will be doing our box each morning this year. We tried it at night with Daddy last year, but missed too many evenings due to outside activities.

I’ve tried to make this as flexible as possible so that you can use it however it suits your family. Make it work for you!!

Choose as many as you want for your box:

~ Printable Christmas Countdowns

~ Daily Readings & Advent Chain

~ Names of Jesus

~ Christmas Jokes

~ Activities & Crafts   ~*Coming Soon*~

~ Unit Studies  

I will probably be adding ideas to our box throughout the month. You can see all of the links at any time in the tab at the top of this blog!

p.s. I got our box last year at Hobby Lobby.

Linked to Design Dazzle, The Homeschool Classroom

{Daily Readings}

The Daily Readings for the December Advent Countdown Box will walk you through the story of Jesus’ birth.

We also make a paper chain out of red & green paper with one key verse per day glued inside. Each day, when the kids remove a chain and read the verse, they get a hint of what we will be reading about later.

If you would like to use the verses I chose for my chain, feel free to download them –> HERE <– They are in English Standard Version (ESV).

~Daily Readings~

Day  1 ~ Isaiah 7:14

Day  2 ~ John 1:1-14

Day  3 ~ Luke 1:5-7

Day  4 ~ Luke 1:8-13

Day  5 ~ Luke 1:14-17

Day  6 ~ Luke 1:18-20

Day  7 ~ Luke 1:21-25

Day  8 ~ Luke 1:26-29

Day  9 ~ Luke 1:30-33

Day 10 ~ Luke 1:34-38

Day 11 ~ Matthew 1:19-25

Day 12 ~ Luke 1:39-45

Day 13 ~ Luke 1:46-56

Day 14 ~ Luke 1:57-66

Day 15 ~ Luke 1:67-80

Day 16 ~ Luke 2:1-5

Day 17 ~ 2:6-7

Day 18 ~ Luke 2:8-12

Day 19 ~ Luke 2:13-15

Day 20 ~ Luke 2:16-18

Day 21 ~ Luke 2:19-20

Day 22 ~ Matthew 2:1-6

Day 23 ~ Matthew 2:7-9

Day 24 ~ Matthew 2:10-12

Day 25 ~ Isaiah 9:6

{Christmas Jokes}

Have a bit of fun by putting jokes in your December Advent Countdown Box.

You can use my list below, or these cute ones that I found online.

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What is the difference between the Christmas alphabet and the ordinary alphabet?

The Christmas alphabet has no L (Noel)

What do snowmen eat for breakfast?


How do sheep in Mexico say Merry Christmas?

Fleece Navidad!

What’s red, white & blue at Christmas?

A sad candy cane

What did the Gingerbread Man put on his bed?

A cookie sheet

What do you call an elf who steals gift wrap from the rich and gives it to the poor?

Ribbon Hood

What do you get if you cross a snowman with a shark?

Frost bite

Why are Christmas Trees such bad knitters?

They are always dropping their needles

What do you get if you cross an apple with a Christmas tree?

A pineapple

If athletes get athletes foot, what do astronauts get?


Why was Santa’s little helper depressed?

Because he had low elf esteem

What do Eskimos call their cows?


Why does Santa have 3 gardens?

So he can ho-ho-ho

Why did Santa Claus take his Christmas tree to the dentist?

To get a root canal

Why did the Gingerbread Man go to the doctor?

He was feeling crumb-y

Which of Santa’s reindeer needs to mind his manners?


Why do birds fly south for the winter?

Because it’s too far to walk

What kind of bird can write?

A pen-guin

What goes Ho, Ho, Swoosh, Ho, Ho, Swoosh?

Santa caught in a revolving door

What do you call people who are afraid of Santa Claus?


What do you get if you cross a reindeer with a cow?

A sleigh bull

What do you call a Christmas tree with a big nose?


Where did Frosty the Snowman meet his wife?

At the Snow Ball

How do fish decorate for Christmas?

They hang reefs on the door

What Christmas carol do dogs like to sing?

Deck the Howls

What do skunks sing at Christmas?

Jingle Smells

What do you call a snowman in July?

A puddle

What is a snowman’s favorite Mexican food?


What does Santa eat at a Mexican restaurant?


What’s purple and sticky and goes Ho!Ho!Ho!?

Jelly Old St. Nick

What happened when Santa got a sore throat before Christmas?

He had to get his tinsels taken out

Where do sheep shop for presents?


What do you give an artist dog for Christmas?


{Names of Jesus} Printable Cards

{We are not doing a project with this until next week. I will update with pics!}

I want to incorporate the Names of Jesus into our celebration this year. I have pictured in my mind some kind of garland. Maybe we will cut them out with scrapbook scissors & glitter them up a bit.

Here are some ideas for your Names of Jesus cards:

    • choose one each day & look up the scripture (25 in all)
    • decorate a small tree
    • add to a garland or wreath
    • run a ribbon through the tops and make a banner
    • hang from the ceiling with fishing line

You can download your Names of Jesus cards HERE**

Please share your ideas for these in the comments!!  If you do a project with them, leave a link & I will post it for everyone to enjoy!

{This is part of the December Advent Countdown Box}

**The spacing on the last page looks a little wonky, but it prints correctly.