With Christmas just around the corner I thought I better get these Advent and Christ-focused resources to you.
I found a cute ebook called Truth in the Tinsel that is designed for little ones. It looks like a great resource and I hope you enjoy it with your little ones! It also has advent activities that you can do with your preschoolers.
At this website you can create paper ornaments with the The Names of Jesus.
I love this activity! You can make a beautiful Advent calendar with cookie sheets and scrapbooking paper.
Here is an Advent devotional and unit study. This can be used for all ages; modify to meet your family’s needs.
I have used this next unit in the past with my family and found it to be a wonderful resource that we liked. I believe you will enjoy it as well. A Blessed Christmas has an Advent section at the beginning of the unit and 25 symbols of Christmas afterwards. Each representation begins with a short explanation of its meaning, a scripture, discussion questions, crafts, recipes, and a service activity. Here is a sample of one of the symbols. It is much longer than this, but will give you an idea.
ORNAMENTS–The very first tree ornaments were a display of God’s provision to his people. Apples, cookies,and candles were several items used to remind us that Jesus is the light of the world.
Bible: Read James1:17
Discuss: What good gifts God has given you.
Do: Make ornaments that represent God’s blessings. Or, make a small Christmas notebook that shows pictures of what God has given you, or make a Christmas banner that displays God’s blessings to you.
Have you ever wondered what the history was behind the Christmas hymns we sing? Check out this unit study of 15 songs! Good Christian Men Rejoice
Have a wonderful Advent and Christ-filled Christmas.