One of my favorite activities with my children this time of year is slowing down for a minute and making something together. I have a list of things on our Advent calendar that make us sit down and do something special that requires team work and patience.
Using scrapbook paper I cut stripes from a selection that would coordinate with my Christmas Tree colors. These little 1 x 6 " strips are laid out in order and we work together making the chain. Each child makes a length and then we connect them all until the chain is complete.