It isn’t quite time for Christmas – but if you want to get a head start on advent this is a ‘make your own advent calendar’. One symbol for each day with a Bible reference to read as a family.
Print the symbols onto card and cut out. Place each one in an envelope with the number on the outside, add small treats to the envelope too. Put up some string or ribbon and use pegs or paper clips to attach the symbol each day during advent.You can leave the symbols black and white or colour them each day. There are Bible verses to read each day – when our children were small we’d have eaten the chocolate either at breakfast or straight after school and read the Bible verses at bedtime.
Free printable is here Christmas 3-shapes 3 ( verses) Christmas 3-shapes 2 ( verses) Christmas 3-shapes 1 ( verses)
‘And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us..’
‘In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city of Galilee Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David. And the virgins name was Mary.’
A song for you
Something to bake – traditional Ginger cake
‘The book of the genealogy of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham.’
A song to enjoy
Make some rice crispie mini cakes and add hundreds and thousands.
‘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.’
A song to enjoy
Something to make – twinkly Christmas star
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!
‘There shall come forth a shoot from the stump of Jesse, and a branch from his roots shall bear fruit.’
something to listen to
Something to make – a tissue paper wreath using a paper plate.
‘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.’
A song to listen to