I feel like our advent should be a little more creative, possibly even challenging and although Josie's idea of a murder mystery is a bit gruesome for the festive season, I think there are elements that might work. my husband is even keen to get involved.
Last month I had a lot fun posting photos on instagram as part of #amonthof from #mycreative space so I am having a go at this months project, starting with the letter "A" which in our house was for advent, angels and art.
I intend to make a little stocking each day and place a clue inside for the advent mystery along with a Christmas related activity or challenge. Today's stocking was a granny square crochet one and inside was a clue that read
"In a cold dark room sits a lonely figure. Barely visible amongst the shadows, who owns this sad silhouette? Complete the daily challenges to solve the mystery of Advent 2012.
The stocking also contained some paper angels and whilst the children carefully cut them out and fixed them together, they speculated on who the lonely figure was, what had happened and what tomorrow's clue might be. They continued to wonder and question throughout the day and have gone to bed excited and intrigued about what tomorrow may bring.
Our first clue - angels
What would your "A" of advent be?