Our Advent Calendar is a series of activities & outings, rather than gifts or chocolate..
The first day - Make our Advent Calendar!
(yeah, ok, that was just because I was too disorganised to have it done in time..)
Each peg has a tiny card with the activity for the day written inside it, and gets opened up & re-pegged each day.
Day 2 - Decorate our Xmas tree!!
(Yes, we have a fake tree... it was $8.47 at Kmart eight years ago.)
We have quite a few homemade decorations on our tree, but making more features quite heavily over the rest of the month (shhh!! secret.)
I'd love to see other people's activity based advent calenders too!!