I am so stealing this idea! A grandma came up with an ‘Adventure Awaits’ box, and it’s brilliant.
Just imagine how fun it would be to wake up on Christmas morning and have this box sitting under the tree. How exciting! Just the name of the box is a thrilling surprise!
It started with this note from Nonna to her grandsons. She was giving these kids the “gift of time,” and “she can’t wait to spend time” with them. My kids would go CRAZY. Toys are fun, but spending time together, doing fun things is what they really love!
When the box was opened, the kids were greeted with TWELVE envelopes, one for each month.
Each envelope was creatively decorated, and gave a hint to what awaited them inside.
The envelopes included things like tickets to a baseball game, movie theater tickets, a trip to the horse stables, a trip to the bowling alley, and spending money for Disney World.
Some things were for Nonna and the boys to do together, some things were for the boys to do with their parents, and some of the envelopes were fun activities for everyone to do together!
There were twelve months worth of super-fun activities! Most Christmas toys are played with for a week-or-so, and by then the newness has worn off. This gift was going to last ALL YEAR LONG!
I could so pull this off! It would take some creativity, but it would be fun to put together, and TOTALLY fun to complete all the activities with the family.
Way to go, Nonna! What a fabulous idea. Twelve months of activities, twelve months of fun, and twelve months of memories!
See the original Facebook post from Darlene Howell Waller below.
Are you looking for creative things to put in YOUR activity box? Check out the Totally The Bomb blog for some fun ideas! There are SO many different things we have put together for tons of family fun.