advent 4 2015

‘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.’

Isaiah 9:6

A song to enjoy

Something to make – twinkly Christmas star

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all you need

  • 2 pipe cleaners (large) cut in half and twisted together in the centre to make a star
  • beads to thread on to the pipe cleaners. Once done fold the end of each pipe cleaner
  • fold one  pipe cleaner into a hook at it’s end so you can hang it on the tree.

edited – found a spelling mistake!

 

 

 




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 any way that suits you – we have some Christmas twine and paper clips.

There is an extra picture for Christmas day.

Christmas 3-shapes 1 ( verses)

Christmas 3-shapes 2 ( verses)

Christmas 3-shapes 3 ( verses)

 

 


advent idea!

Earlier this week I saw a comment on Facebook that made me get a bit more organised that usual. It may be September but my advent calendar is all planned. I made a material advent calendar that has little pockets a long time ago. I laboriously wrote a Bible verse for each day and then over the years lost track of most of the verses. So when I saw the ad for ‘Advent pocket Cards’ produced by God Venture I made a purchase.

They arrived today and are just right! 25 small cards with part of the Christmas story written on them. Just enough text for children to read before breakfast!  There are ideas about how to use them – I’m not going to tell you what they are – you will have to buy your own set 🙂 They are good ideas that would work well.

We will be using them in our family advent calendar but I think they could come in useful in Sunday School activities too.

Take a look at the website.

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(I bought these cards – God Venture haven’t asked me to review the cards)

 


Advent calendar day 24

Christmas Eve is here!

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Luke 2:29-32 ‘Lord, now you are letting your servant depart in peace, according to your word; for my eyes have seen your salvation that you have prepared in the presence of all peoples, a light for revelation to the Gentiles, and for glory to your people Israel.’

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This is the last day of the advent calendar – the wait for Christmas is almost over!

Enjoy this carol and have a very Happy Christmas.

 


Advent calendar day 23

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Luke 2:16,17,18 ‘And they went with haste and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby lying in a manger. And when they saw it, they made known the saying that had been told them concerning this child. And all who heard it wondered at what the shepherds told them.’

Craft to make – pompoms

You can use a pompom maker or two pieces of circular card with a a smaller circle cut out of the middle. Or you can use your hands. Children would need help with tying the wool and very young children will need help to cut the wool.

You need a length of wool and a small ball of wool. Pair of scissors. Pair of hands! Follow the pictures

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I got this idea from Landscape Magazine.