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:
Or just use the What Advent Looks Like printable:
Check out the Advent section in this book recommendations post:
I'm using this Advent "Count Up" at school this year:
Make plans for decorating for the Liturgical Year:
Use these resources for Advent:
Use the stamps and printable stickers in my Etsy Shop:
(Digital printables are available now, Advent Wreath and Nativity stamps will be back the weekend after Thanksgiving with special sales!)
Try some new Advent Traditions: (with printable info sheets)
Printable Advent Candles for an Advent Wreath:
available in Spanish:
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.
Also available in Spanish:
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!
Advent Prayer Ring- Great for Youth Groups or Bible Studies:
My Gift- An Epiphany Readers' Theater:
Make these Epiphany Home Blessing Kits: (updated for 2020)
How will you be keeping Advent this year?