We do this! Each day of December we have an activity to do. Essentially it's an advent calendar but we don't call it that. I put each little card in a miniature stocking. The stockings are hung along our bannister. The kids get to pull out the card each day. Most are things we do anyway, but it's a fun way to organize our holiday season.
SO easy for a little kid to add a new cotton ball each day, and fun and exciting for them to watch the beard grow as they countdown the days till Christmas.
Keep CHRIST is CHRISTMAS! This free printable advent scripture chain is a great way to focus on the real reason for the season, while counting down the days until Christmas. Find more CHRIST-centered Christmas ideas at www.flandersfamily.info