Another advent calendar idea came from this super cute download from Etsy. It is a paper version of a gingerbread house that you put together. The girls had a little trouble with some of the cutting and did okay on the folding. I loved the final product. Thought it looked so whimsical and cute. And an interesting alternative to the original gingerbread house activity (although we may still do that, as well). I enjoyed their fun little vignettes that they created.