Thursday, November 19, 2015

Almost Advent!

The Solemnity of Christ the King is THIS WEEKEND!  Already!  The end of the Liturgical Year just snuck right up on me, which is exactly what it is not suppose to do. (hello, Sunday readings.) The blow is softened however, because 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:

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:

Printable Advent Candles for an Advent Wreath:

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.


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.

 Advent Jeopardy Trivia games here and here.

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!

Advent Prayer Ring- Great for Youth Groups or Bible Studies:

My Gift- An Epiphany Readers' Theater:

How will you be keeping Advent this year?


  1. i love you ig scripture doodles and i love your blog!

  2. Your blog has been so helpful! Do you have any good resources on teaching the Jesse tree? Thanks!

    1. Thanks Katie! I don't have anything that I have created, but there is a lot of great stuff out there! Here are a few:

      Paper Dali Jesse Tree
      Shining Light Free Printable Ornaments
      Faith & Fabric's Jesse Tree Book

    2. Katie Anne - Thank you SO SO MUCH for sharing our Jesse Tree book! If you'd like a copy to review, please don't hesitate to ask :)

    3. Hey Jen! I actually WON a copy through your instagram giveaway! :) It is awesome!

  3. These are amazing Advent ideas, thank you for sharing them! Have you ever taken the Called & Gifted course (Sherry Weddell)? I think you would love it. I think you have a strong charism in teaching and encouragement! Have a blessed Advent! God bless from England, UK.

    1. I have not, but I will take that as a sincere compliment! Thank you!