Every evening I place an item (or two or three) related to the next day's activity into our countdown stocking. The kids take turns emptying it so everyone can see - or try to guess - what Christmas activity we are doing that day.
Day 1 was filled with paper strips for paper chains.
The two older boys each made their own 24 link chain to countdown to Christmas.
Tyler and Brooklyn and I worked together to make a chain as long as we could to decorate the kids' tree.
We also made the Names of Jesus chain. The kids requested we hang it in the shape of a 'J' (for Jesus) and we decided not to tear these off each day, but leave the J.
Every morning at breakfast we read the scripture passage and a short devotional about that day's name. We haven't done the corresponding activities from that site, but there are years ahead of us. I can definitely picture us doing the names again and including the activities.
Let the countdown(s) begin!