Advent is upon us! While it is an exciting time of year, it is also a busy one. In the hustle and bustle it can be difficult to keep our focus – and our children’s focus – on the true meaning of the season. These fun ideas can help you and your family weave Christ into some traditional or new activities this season.

Blessing & praying

Use this Blessing of the Christmas Tree when you decorate or even if you have already decorated your tree. And here are some prayers to use with an Advent Wreath At Home.  (If you don’t have one, bring your children to church school on December 8 to make one with the Agape class!)


Are you a holiday baker? Although I haven’t used this book myself, I love the idea of Baking Through the Bible At Christmas. Most kids will jump at the idea of making some cookies!


Traditional calendars and devotionals for children and adults are available around the church, but I also love the idea of a Reverse Advent Calendar. It is simple to do and puts our focus on giving instead of receiving.


Every year people ask me to suggest kid-friendly, unique, and multicultural nativity sets. I think this Olive Wood set from Ten Thousand Villages is just beautiful and it helps artisans in developing countries. That’s a win-win!!


I recently purchased a children’s book, Silent Night by Lara Hawthorne, that I adore. It is the word of the traditional Christmas hymn, but the multicultural illustrations are absolutely beautiful and it would make a fantastic bedtime story!

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