Make Your Own Advent Calendar

Are you looking forward to Christmas? One way of helping our children understand the real meaning of Christmas is to point them to what the Bible has to say about the Birth of Jesus. This ‘make your own advent calendar’ is a simple way of helping us to re-focus on Jesus as we get ready… Read More Make Your Own Advent Calendar

Make your own advent calendar

  Chocolate has taken over advent calendars! So this is a set of printables to make your own set of pictures (that children can decorate every day of advent) with a Bible verse to read each day. In our family  we won’t do this instead of chocolate but alongside the chocolate eating advent calendar. Use this… Read More Make your own advent calendar

Christmas Paper Plate Ideas

These paper plates were made as an aid to telling the Christmas story but they could easily be adapted to be crafts. I had a lot of fun making them 🙂 They would make a lovely family craft activity to make during advent and then display at Christmas. And if you want a family craft at… Read More Christmas Paper Plate Ideas

Advent calendar day 6

Isaiah 25:9 ‘It will be said on that day, ‘Behold, this is our God; we have waited for him, that he might save us; let us be glad and rejoice in his salvation.’ ‘ A song to listen to. A craft to make Stained glass nativity   See the original post for this here. There… Read More Advent calendar day 6

Advent calendar day 5

Micah 5:2 ‘But you, O Bethlehem Ephrathah, who are too little to be among the clans of Judah, from you shall come forth for me one who is to be ruler in Israel, whose coming forth is from of old, from ancient days.’ Something to listen to – Nat King Cole  A Christmas picture A… Read More Advent calendar day 5

Advent calendar day 3

Isaiah 9:6 ‘For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counsellor, Mighty God, Everlasting father, Prince of Peace.’ Craft idea for today – paper plate wreath with a crepe paper ribbon.   Something to listen… Read More Advent calendar day 3

Advent calendar day 4

  Isaiah 7:14 ‘Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. Behold, the virgin will conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.’ Craft to make – mini circular snowflakes to decorate your home Something to listen to- Christmas is a-comin Bing Crosby.  

Advent calendar day 2

Isaiah 9:6 ‘ For to us a child has been born, to us a son is given..’   Craft idea – make a sheep for the shepherds –  print the sheep outline from the PDF and cover the sheep with wool or cotton wool. Sheep PDF file for you to print  

Advent Calendar Day 1

Each day of advent I plan to post a photo of our advent candle/s, a verse from the Bible relating to the Christmas season and a Christmassy picture. Some days I hope to include a craft idea too. Keep visiting each day to discover the next Bible verse and picture.   Isaiah 9:2    … Read More Advent Calendar Day 1