The weeks of Advent are meant to be a time where we as Christians prepare for the celebration of Christ’s birth through prayer and reflection. We contemplate the First Coming of Jesus as our Savior, reflect on what that means for our lives now, and anticipate His promised Second Coming.
Amid the flurry of Christmas preparations, we look for practical ways to observe the holiness of the season in our everyday lives. We’ve compiled this short collection of Advent resources to help you and your family prioritize the real reason for this season – the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ.
Our team has put together a small pack of Advent Scripture for you and your family to read, talk about, and even memorize. This DIY pack allows you to download and print your own cards; from there, you can make them as simple or decorative as you want!
Each download comes with a total of 10 verses (two per week) on 4×4 cards. All you have to do is download the cards, print, and cut! You can leave them as loose cards or come up with a creative way to bind them together.
PRAY DAILY AS A FAMILY. Prayers can be as simple as thanking Jesus for being our Lord and Savior. Consider praying before a meal, in the car on the way to school or practice, during bath time, or before bed.
READ AN ADVENT DEVOTIONAL. Incorporate daily reading from an Advent devotional. After dinner or before bedtime are both excellent times to read with your kids, regardless of their age.
ADD ADVENT ORNAMENTS TO YOUR TREE. Add one Advent ornament to your Christmas tree each day of the Advent season. As you do this, take a few minutes to discuss the prompt on the ornament and how it points to Jesus.
READ AND CREATE TOGETHER. Take some time each Sunday to start the next week of Advent by reading part of the Christmas story while you do a simple craft together. Even a simple Christmas coloring page will do!
INCLUDE YOUNG CHILDREN. Kids as young as two or three can begin to recognize and understand basic parts of the Christmas story. Use tools like picture cards or storybooks to introduce little ones to the characters of the Christmas story.