Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany Activities for Your Home and Classroom



The Solemnity of Christ the King and the end of the Liturgical Year is this weekend! But every end also means a new beginning, and this beginning brings Advent.  I LOVE Advent.  The preparing, the waiting, the hope, the peaceful promise.

Here are some ideas for you to use with your kiddos to keep and celebrate the season of Advent.  Click on any of the images to take you to the resource or post:


Looking for music to keep you in the season?  Check out this Advent Song Playlist:

And videos are always a great addition in the classroom:

Learn about the New Liturgical Year with this Liturgical Year Coloring Book:
And this Liturgical Year Calendar:

Make plans for decorating for the Liturgical Year:

Try some new Advent Traditions:




Printable Advent Candles for an Advent Wreath:
http://looktohimandberadiant.blogspot.com/2014/11/kids-advent-wreath-free-printables.html


What Advent Looks Like printable:

Wandering Wise Men: 
An alternate activity to Elf on the Shelf, I used the Wise Men from our classroom Nativity to emphasize the waiting and preparing and seeking that is required of us during Advent.  Click on the images to go to the posts with 15 different ideas.

   

Pray and color the O Antiphons:


Seeking our Savior: An Advent Detective Journey based on Scripture, showing how Old Testament prophecies were fulfilled in Christ.  Printable coloring book, Scripture cards, mini craft projects, and a leaders guide.


Make a Peg Doll Nativity:






 Advent Jeopardy Trivia games here and here.

 Party Like a Saint- A December-Saint-Themed Advent Party with crafts and games.

What if they had email?  Youth Group Advent lesson idea putting the Christmas story in a new perspective.

 A Stocking For Jesus: Activities to go along with the book, including some Advent printables.

Nativity Photo Booth, putting all of those Nativity play costumes and props to good use!
http://looktohimandberadiant.blogspot.com/2013/12/nativity-photo-booth.html

Advent Prayer Ring- Great for Youth Groups or Bible Studies:
http://looktohimandberadiant.blogspot.com/2012/12/advent-prayer-ring.html

My Gift- An Epiphany Readers' Theater:
http://looktohimandberadiant.blogspot.com/2014/01/my-gift-celebrating-epiphany.html



How will you be keeping Advent this year?

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