Advent Calendar – JW1

Advent Calendar – December

Top Line : Theme for each day.
Sing songs, read Bible passages, read stories, do activities. For set times with your family or as you go about your day.

1 Angel
Make angel or cut from card for tree

2 Baby Jesus  –
Talk about a baby being born (play with dolls)

3 Bethlehem –
Luke 2:1-5 What’s a city? Visit. (put up house lights)

4 Donkey –
The ‘car’ of Mary & Joseph (play ‘Donkey Ollie’ tape)

5 Tree  –
Decorate.  Psa. 100:5 – God’s love never changes (set up tree)

6 Santa Claus –
Find out about St Nicholas, 300 AD

7 God’s Gift –
God’s gift of grace is given to us because He loves us (* hide gift)

8 Love –
What is love? Love is what love does

9 Inn –
What is a Middle Eastern stable like? (set up Nativity Scene)

10 Joy –
Practice carols – sing & with instruments

11 King of Kings –
Listen to parts of Handel’s Messiah

12 Lamb –
Luke 2:1-12

13 Family
Talk about your family photos & family trees (*)

14 Silent Night
Sit outside at night quietly – look, listen. Imagine.

15 Shepherds –
What did they do? (visit farm)

16 Angels –
“Hark the Herald Angels Sing” (sing carols)

17 Faithful –
Luke 2:15-20 (Tigger & Rabbit –race -story)

18 Presents –
Make/Wrap a present for someone in need (visit and deliver)

19 Far Off Country –
Christmas around the world … (visit library – languages)

20 Star –
Showed the Wise Men the way to Jesus (*)

21 Visit –
Jesus had visitors. Who can we visit?

22 Wise Men –
Gold, frankincense, myrrh?

23 Remember –
Last Christmas, traditions, family (last Christmas video)

24 Thank you Jesus –
What are you thankful for? (write on balloons and hang up)

25 Jesus’ birthday –
Celebrate! (have a party – sing HBTY Jesus)

– ideas gathered by Johanna W,  2003

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