I LOVE Advent. The preparing, the waiting, the hope, the peaceful promise.
Do you want to keep Advent, Advent in your home or classroom? 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:
Make a Peg Doll Nativity:
Or this All Natural Peg Doll Nativity:
And some Animals for a Peg Doll Nativity:
Printable Advent Candles for an Advent Wreath:
What Advent Looks Like printable:
What Christmas Looks Like printable:
Or the whole Liturgical Year coloring book:
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.
O Antiphon Coloring Book, Mini Book, and Ornaments:
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.
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:
Journaling Coloring Pages for each Sunday of Lent:
How will you be keeping Advent this year?
Linking up with the Siena Sisters Blog Hop- Go check out our landing page for more ideas on keeping Advent, Advent.