This year we are going to celebrate the countdown to Christmas with fun activities and events that we can do together as a family. Fender and I put together a list of all of the things "Christmasy" we could do and I've added in a few bigger surprises for our family days off together.
After I printed out the list (with specific numbers so that we weren't out late on a school night) I cut each of the activities into strips. Then I whipped up a batch of fortune cookies and used these as the surprise inside. I used this recipe here.
I left the number hanging out so that it would be easy for the kids to grab the correct one. There are a few nights in there that I am very excited for (like ice skating and a movie at the drive in!) and can't wait to see their faces when they open them up!