Today's "Countdown to Christmas" activity was a candy cane hunt. It's the simplest thing and the boys absolutely love it. In fact, Ethan says it's his favorite. It's only Day 5 and they've been asking about doing this since Day 1.
I hide about 12-16 candy canes in the living room area (and maybe some in the kitchen/breakfast area) and then tell the boys they can find them. It's over in 5 minutes and then they get to pick out a candy cane to eat. I have to get different flavored candy canes from the traditional peppermint because neither one of them likes those.