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It’s December! Time to anticipate a visit from Santa, bake lots of cookies, and focus on the birth of our Savior. The countdown to Christmas is ON!
You will not be short on ideas after perusing these sites! Countdown to Christmas with these advent activities for families.
If you, too, are looking for fun ways to focus on the real meaning of Christmas, you’ve come to the right place.
While there are 25 advent activities for kids shared below, there are over 200 individual advent activity ideas featured in these posts.
Christmas Advent Activities
Truth in the Tinsel contains 24 days of Scripture reading, ornament crafts, talking points and extension activities. Plus fun printables and templates for kids of any age–from preschool to elementary!
Hip Homeschool Moms has a great list of 25 activities you can do as a whole family.
Print out this calendar from Encouraging Moms at Home, and the family can focus on the true meaning of Christmas with these 25 Bible verses.
Thrifty and Thriving turned an old picture frame into an Advent Calendar to use with her family.
I have a weakness for Christmas picture books. Wrapping them up, and unwrapping one each night like Natural Beach Living does is a fun idea.
LEGO fans MUST check out this advent calendar at Little Bins for Little Hands!
Make an Advent tree with “Names of Jesus” ornaments like these at School Time Snippets.
Celebrate the birth of Jesus with this printable Alphabet Advent Calendar from Sight and Sound Reading.
Kids can cut, color, and create an advent story with this silhouette advent calendar from Adventure in a Box.
Sun Hats & Wellie Boots shares how she creates an advent box for her kids to explore all month long.
Here’s another advent calendar of picture books from The Gingerbread House.
With these easy homemade advent candles from Kid Craft Room, kids can watch Christmas arrive.
Syncopated Mama has a fun list of faith and fun activities for advent and Christmas.
Mamas Happy Hive shares an idea for making your own advent calendar.
This DIY advent tree puzzle from Toddler Approved is the perfect hands-on activity for tots and preschoolers.Tales of Beauty for Ashes shares ideas for a Christ-centered advent full of verses, family activities, service products, and crafts.
You can find over 100 advent activities at KC Edventures.
I love the idea of creating an activity advent calendar like this one from Wendolonia.
BOOKS for Advent
Fill your book basket with a great collection of preschool advent books. Most of these books can be found at your local library or used bookstore.
If you have a hard time finding them, you can order them through my Amazon affiliate links by clicking the images below.
The Advent Storybook: 25 Bible Stories Showing Why Jesus Came – Add The Advent Storybook to your family holiday traditions and enjoy the rich images and thoughtful retellings of ancient stories that feature God’s recurring, faithful promise to rescue us. A simple question at the end of each story helps readers engage in understanding the bigger story God wants us all to know—the good news of Jesus coming to save us.
Advent Storybook: 24 Stories to Share Before Christmas – Benjamin Bear cannot wait for Christmas to come. To help the time pass more quickly, his mother tells him that every day when he opens a door on his Advent calendar she’ll tell him a story about another little bear and his long, arduous journey to Bethlehem.The little bear, led by a glittering star, meets many others on his travels.
24 Stories for Advent – Captivating short stories make each day of Advent a special treat and ones children will look forward to as they count down to Christmas.
DON’T MISS THESE FUN ADVENT ACTIVITIES
Share the reason for the season with your family as you count down the 12 days to Christmas by reading a step in the nativity story every day with this heirloom quality, beautifully illustrated, advent calendar kit.
Build the excitement to Christmas by giving this LEGO friends advent calendar, and help your little one construct the 24 surprises!