I've reminded people where I'm Blogging Along about advent. It's such a neat opportunity to prepare your kids for the true meaning of Christmas...and hopefully get away from the material focus bombarding in the world around them.
A planned reading schedule...cuz, let's face it...reading it just on Christmas day is not going to get the message across. Even just lighting candles on the Sunday nights won't work either.
A Savior King Is. 7:14; 9:6-7; Jer. 23:5; Micah 5:2-5a
The Angel Visits Mary Luke 1:26-38
The Angel Visits Joseph Matt. 1:18-25
Sing: Joy to the World, O Come, All Ye Faithful
Craft Idea: Coffee Filter Angels
The Trip to Bethlehem Luke 2:1-7
The Christ Child is Born Luke 2:6-7
Sing: Away in the Manger, Child in a Manger
Craft Idea: Envelope Manger
The Shepherds Visit Luke 2:15-18
The Wise Men Visit Matt. 2:1-8
Sing: Angels We Have Heard on High, Go, Tell It on the Mountain
Craft Idea: Cotton Ball Sheep and Shepherds
The Wise Men Worship Matt. 2:9-12
The Trip to Egypt Matt. 2:13-15
Sing: Silent Night, Holy Night, O Little Town of Bethlehem
Craft Idea: Glitter Star and Cardboard Camel
I know the craft ideas are vague. I promise to post pictures of my ideas as they come into fruition, I hope. I found a neat post about gifts for advent...but the blogger doesn't like it...so I'll need to retype and fix it up for later.