This “Sibling Appreciation Advent Calendar” is an idea our elf came up with last year and worked really well.
On the first day he appeared, always the day after Thanksgiving in our house, he arrived with this Advent Calendar (only $15!) and an explanation.
The idea is simple. Our elf asked the kids to take a minute each day to write something nice about each other and place it in that day’s pocket. The next morning the kids wake up to find the notes they wrote about each other and a small chocolate hug.
The kids loved this little tradition and I loved that they were taking time each day to show some kindness towards each other– especially since at 8 and 6 they can get into quite a few sibling squabbles.
Plus, at the end of December you’ll have a whole stack of sweet notes your kids have written about each other as a keepsake.
I hope you’ll try it this year!
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