One of our Countdown activities was our "Greatest Gifts Box". We read a great story about a boy whose Mom teaches him about giving. At the end of the story he says his greatest gift that year was the lesson his Mother taught him. We made a box and throughout the holidays when we think of one of greatest gifts we write or draw pictures of it, put it in the box, then we read it on Christmas morning.
We acted out the nativity as a family. They looked so cute!