Happy Solemnity of Christ the King! If you'd like some music to celebrate, here's a playlist for your prayer and enjoyment: Christ the King Music Playlist
And that means it's almost time for Advent! The wonder, the hope, the light- and the focus on a newborn King come to save us. Here is a collection of free ideas, activities, and printables to help your family and classroom enter into the Season.
(Just a reminder- you are always welcome to share these resources with your classroom or parish- I'm happy to be of help! When possible, I always appreciate a link back to the original blog post or a mention of looktohimandberadiant.com.)
First up, here is a "schedule" of suggested Advent activities for each week, perfect to add to a classroom newsletter or parish bulletin. The links all send the reader to free resources, like videos, printables, and music playlists. Or you are welcome to pull ideas from this and send them individually!
Or here is an editable version
that you can tailor to your students/program:
And now here are some links to individual activities or resources. Some of these are new, and some are old favorites- so sometimes they will just open straight to the resource, and others will send you to the original blog post with all the details. You can also look under the Liturgical Year Tab above for a list of past posts.
Sacred Art for Advent and Christmas
- This set of Google Slides contains 20 pieces of sacred art for the Season, as well as steps for Visio Divina for older and younger kids. Perfect to pull up on a big tv, smart board, or projector!
Booklets for families
on praying with the Advent Wreath, celebrating Saint Feast Days in December, and an overview of the new Liturgical Year:
Advent Family Traditions: There are about ten different cards like this highlighting various traditions celebrated during Advent.
Advent YouTube Video Playlist
- wide range of videos for little ones up to high schoolers.
and a second Advent Jeopardy game here
( There are a few different games for Advent and December Saints are available if you search "Jeopardy" over in the search bar, but some of them need some reformatting, fyi. They don't always transfer well to Google Slides! Best option is to download and use in PowerPoint.)
What Advent Looks Like Coloring Page
What Christmas Looks Like Coloring Page
(or use the whole Liturgical Year Coloring Book
)O Antiphon Coloring Book
(and mini version for Ornaments or decorating)
Seeking Our Savior Detective Journey
And there are tons more, especially projects for Christmas and Epiphany in this list of links!
May this Season draw all of us closer and closer to the Light of the World!