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Kate Hodges

By Kate Hodges

30th November 2018

Advent calendars don't have to be filled with plastic toys or expensive. Here's 24 ways to bring the magic of the natural world into your home this festive season. Enjoy!

Kate Hodges

By Kate Hodges

30th November 2018

Kate Hodges

By Kate Hodges

30th November 2018

1 Go out after dark and hunt for Orion in the sky

2 Celebrate Tree Dressing Day by decorating your favourite tree

3 Find some twigs to make Christmas ornaments with

4 Make a sound recording of birds or the sea

5 Spot the International Space Station flying overhead tonight

6 Spot ten different kinds of birds

7 Try doing some simple Yoga moves outdoors

8 Go beach combing, or dig out your old shell collection from the summer to make shell candles

9 Forage for sweet chestnuts and roast them on an open fire

10 Watch the sunset together

11 Find a pond with ducks, geese and swans and feed them

12 Make pinecone Christmas elves

13 Tell stories around a fire – inside or out

14 Create a seasonal table

15 Find a feather

16 Go on a moth watch

17 Make a recycled bird feeder

18 Take a beautiful photograph of your favourite plant

19 Write a poem about snow

20 Hug a tree

21 Make an ice wreath to hang outside

22 Celebrate the winter solstice by watching the sun rise together

23 Make a simple Yule log

24 Collect holly and ivy to decorate your house