Forget the advent calendars with the sub-par candies--make your own!! Download, cut, and paste the tags onto brown paper lunch sacks. Include a number and graphic on each bag. Numbers are colored to form a red/green pattern. For families, consider filing the bags with a book, special snack, money, art supplies, materials to construct a special craft, and slips of paper noting a random act of kindness for your child to perform--just to name a few ideas.
This activity can be adapted for any group!