It is never too early for children to begin learning about the true reason for Christmas and there is no better way than through various Advent Activities.
Why not sign your children up for the Holy Heroes' Advent Adventure - it's not too late and it's free!
An Advent calendar is a tool to help children count down the days to the birth of Christ. While chocolate filled Spider-Man and Dora the Explorer calendars may taste good they don't really help your children to learn much about Mary and Joseph's journey to Bethlehem or about Jesus himself. However, there are many wonderful online calendars that are fun which do help children learn. Here are just a few.
Count down the days with Loyola Press' Online Children's Advent Calendar
Advent is the four weeks before Christmas. It is a time of joyful preparation for the celebration of Jesus' birth as our Savior.
Many people like to use a special calendar to help them mark the days until Christmas. You can use this Web calendar to remind you to do something each day to share the meaning of the season. Click the date each day of Advent to find an idea to help you prepare for Jesus’ birthday.
The Christmas Story Advent Coloring Book
Print out these 24 coloring pages with quotations from Luke (first 15 pages) and Matthew (last 9 pages) to reinforce the Christmas story. Color and read one page per day from December 1st thru the 24th. Put them all together to make a booklet you can read as a family on Christmas day! Click Here!
by MICHAELANN MARTIN
Issue: How can families better live the spirit of Advent and Christmas in their homes?
The Catholic Church has designated the four weeks preceding Christmas as Advent, a time to prepare the way of the Lord for His coming as our King and Savior. In addition, the Church teaches that: <<more
There are a number of feast days that fall during the Advent period. Lacy over at Catholic Icing has put together an inexpensive download to celebrate these various days. Click here.