Today is the first day of the advent calendars. Every year we have several, partly because the kids all want to open one thing every day, but mostly because i'm a dork and am willing to make three.
The first one is just one verse of the Christmas story from Luke every day. They memorize it as we go, and we've been doing it for years, so today was easy. "In those days, Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world." They all rattled it off like pros.
The second one used to be Christmas jokes, but i can't find any new jokes, so this year i just recycled the old jokes and added a Christmas trivia question. Today's joke: "How do snowmen get to work?" By-icicle. (I never said the jokes were great.)
The third calendar is really the best one. And the most work. It's the activity calendar, where we do something fun each day. Today's activity was getting an online advent calendar. It's a fun interactive one, where you can decorate Christmas trees and explore a Victorian town, and there's something new every day, so hopefully it'll be fun. Everyone's already completely enjoying decorating the trees, so that's a win!