I love the idea of using bags to hold their "prizes" and got 100 of these bags for less than $3. I had the boys color the numbers. (I downloaded the numbers from here.) Then we attached the bags to some twine with little clothes pins and strung them from an old screen door frame that I salvaged from my neighbor's trash:) (Actually the rest of the door is in our dining room--our Dutch door.)
I'll be filling the bags with little treats and trinkets. (I picked up the vintage Pez Santas at a thrift store...aren't they cute?)
I'm also including activities in their bags on certain days to mix things up.
I'm hoping the boys will love it! How about you? Have you made an Advent calendar in the past? Or do you have a store-bought one that you use? If you've never done one, there's still time to whip one up (or buy one). Next up on our to-do Christmas list is make some wreaths with that those fresh greens up there:)