It’s that time of the year again where we will be counting down to Christmas with Reading Activities and Christmas Book Based Crafts in our Storybook Advent. We take 4 fun Christmas Books and invite our favourite Kid Activities Bloggers to create some fantastic activities, crafts and recipes around the book themes. It’s a fun way to countdown to Christmas Eve with your kids encouraging reading and having meaningful connections. So here we go Introducing Storybook Advent for 2019 and the 4 featured books we will be focusing on this year.

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The 2019 Storybook Advent on Rainy Day Mum

Featured Christmas books for Book Themed Advent Activities for 2019

Our Storybook advent, counting down to Christmas Day works similar to the Storybook Summer Series we run annually here on Rainy Day Mum. You can sign up to get the latest activities straight to your inbox to share with your kids based around the 4 books.

Just sign up below and you will get our Welcome Message with more information about the books and a link to our supply lists over on Amazon so you can find everything you need in 1 easy place.

The 4 featured favourite Christmas books this year are Classic Christmas Stories that you and your children will love to read this year.

We have included links to the featured books for 2019 below in the images and blue underlined text. If you purchase via these links then we may earn a small commission.

It’s really easy to follow along in December – check out our site daily around 7:30 am UK time and the new post should be live every single day of counting down to Christmas. Or if you can’t wait and want them in your inbox. Then sign up and get the emails first thing in the morning.

1st December 2019 to 6th December 2019 – Featured Book is The Nativity Story

Our first book for this year’s countdown to Christmas with reading activities and crafts is The Nativity Story. We have 1 copy at home but there are so many to choose from. I would suggest you pick the one that is best for you and your family.

7th 2019 December to 12th 2019 December – Featured Book Is The Snowman

Our second featured book is The Snowman by Raymond Briggs. As well as being one of our favourite Christmas Books. It’s also become a tradition in our house to watch over Christmas as since our kids were toddler it’s been a favourite Christmas Movie too.

13th December 2019 to 18th December 2019 – The Featured Book is The Nutcracker

Another book that there are many versions of. Because our daughter loves Ballet and dance we have a few different copies including pop-up and a more classic one for when she is older. This one we have found has been particularly good to share with her and enjoy.

19th December 2019 to 24th December 2019 – Our Featured Book Is Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

Another family classic movie and book Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer will lead us up to Christmas Eve and is perfect to read together those last few days and do some simple crafts, recipes and activities with your kids.

Featured Books from Storybook Advent in Previous Years

If you are looking for different books to share as you countdown to Christmas this holiday season then check out our favourites from previous years that have formed part of our family Christmas traditions.

The Polar Express

Fun ideas for Christmas with these Polar Express Activities and Crafts for Kids. From Preschoolers and toddlers through to STEM investigations for grades 2+
Polar Express Activities and Crafts for Kids

Another classic Christmas Books we have featured and shared reading activities about is The Polar Express. Whether you read the book or watch the film these Polar Express Activities and Crafts are perfect for Counting down to Christmas this year.

How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Fantastic selection of How the Grinch Stole Christmas! book and movie inspired activities, crafts and recipes for kids of all ages.

He’s Green and Grumpy and our second featured book of 2017 was How the Grinch Stole Christmas. With the movie last year we’ve added some new ideas and updated our Grinch Crafts, Recipes and Activities for Kids with some recipes, ornaments and even a delicious party dessert for the kids to enjoy.

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Cerys Parker

Cerys is a marine biologist, environmental educator, high school teacher and mum. Realising that life doesn't have to be put on hold and you don't just have to survive whilst the kids are young she shares ideas to inspire you to LIVE with the kids, with activities to do together, recipes to cook and enjoy and family travel to make memories to last a lifetime.

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