Friday, November 28, 2014
Kids' Advent Wreath- Free Printables
*** Update: Click here to get the printable in Spanish and here in Dutch!
This year at our CCD Family Advent Night, we decided that we would focus on the meaning of the Advent Wreath and have the kids make their own to take home. I will post pictures of how we make that work for a group, but I wanted to make sure to share the printables before the first week of Advent. Here is how I put them all together:
1. Print out the three page printable. I like to have kids color before cutting, so they don't have to worry so much about staying in the lines or tearing edges while coloring. I colored the flames and the holly with marker to make them more vibrant, and colored the actual candle with crayon so that the words would be more visible.
5. The candles could just be set on/in an evergreen wreath on a table, or you can make a wreath to put it all together. I used a paper plate- green would have been great, but white is what I had. I traced a glass to make the circle in the middle and then drew four Xs that were about 1 3/4" in length.
7. If you have a green plate, you could stop here, or you can add the leaves as decoration. One of the printables has holly & berries that you can use.
10. Let it all dry and use it to count down the weeks as we wait for the coming of Christ!
Another cute idea: A former coworker sent me the pictures of her kindergartners making these wreaths and she added battery operated tea lights to them! She said she used the rolled cardstock inside (that was holding the candle to the plate) tall enough that the tea lights could rest on at the top. Love it!
Click here for the free printable: