Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Our Advent Plan

These days there are lots of "Advent" ideas floating around the internet. In most of these cases the term Advent is being used in a generic sense of a countdown. Advent to me means something different. The term Advent to me is preparing my heart for the coming of the King, the little baby in the manger, Jesus. The last few years we have done a few different Advent activities with the kids. Last year we had an Advent wreath and read an Advent devotion every evening in the month of December. This year I am planning on using a few different Advent calendars. One is a basic open the door calendar with a Bible passage behind each door. I also found this great Bible passage printable from Sugar Doodle.
I also want to do some sort of Christmas activity each day with the kids. In this busy time of year, I figure one of the best things I can give my kids is more of my time. Here are a few of the ideas I have found for activities.
from Haulin' with the Oats
from Crafty Morning
from Nurture Store
We will mix in these art projects with decorating and baking and I am also hoping to do some service projects in the month as well. I hope that by using these activities the kids realize that Christmas isn't just about the gifts and decorations, but about the coming of our Savior King.

1 comment :

  1. Did you do the handprint manger yet? It's on my list for this week. :)