Advent 2016

We decided to do an advent calendar this year and the kids are so excited! This is what we’ll be doing and I wanted to write it down here so I could find it easier and so I could refer back to it in the years ahead:

Each morning leading up to Christmas, we all eat the piece of chocolate.

At breakfast, the person who’s turn it is to pray over the meal, will read the scripture cards we printed off and then pray over the meal.

At 3pm, sit down for a snack and write down a blessing from God and put them in a jar that we’ll open and read on Christmas day and then we’ll do a special family activity. This is when we’ll be extra intentional about building our relationships with each other and to bless others.

Thursday, December 1: Sing songs about Jesus and make cookies for Papa and Esther.
Friday, December 2: Make paper handprint wreaths for both doors and tree for the living room mantle.
Saturday, December 3: Make a card for a family member (or more) and a soldier.
Sunday, December 4: Make snowmen, and penguins out of feet.
Monday, December 5: Color pictures about Christ.
Tuesday, December 6: Make a card for another family member (or more) and soldier.
Wednesday, December 7: Sing songs about Jesus and bundle up and take a walk.
Thursday, December 8: Go look at Christmas lights.
Friday, December 9: Make a card for another family member (or more) and soldier.
Saturday, December 10: Make handprint snowflakes and decorate the house.
Sunday, December 11: Make a list for and create coupon books as gifts.
Monday, December 12: Make a card for another family member (or more) and soldier.
Tuesday, December 13: Sing songs about Jesus and make a list for our “Why We Love You” flowers.
Wednesday, December 14: Make “Grand-babe-bees”.
Thursday, December 15: Make a card for another family member (or more) and soldier.
Friday, December 16: Make our “Why We Love You” flowers.
Saturday, December 17: Finish flowers with vase and add bees.
Sunday, December 18: Make up some skits.
Monday, December 19: Sing songs about Jesus and make a card for another family member (or more) and soldier.
Tuesday, December 20: Send out all cards and watch a family movie.
Wednesday, December 21: Record ourselves acting out the skits we made up.
Thursday, December 22: Help Mama clean the whole house.
Friday, December 23: Sing songs about Jesus and make cookies.
Saturday, December 24: Watch a family movie.
Sunday, December 25: Exchange gifts, spend the day with the family, and read from the grateful jar.

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6 thoughts on “Advent 2016

  1. Awesome ideas. You could always write your blessings on a piece of paper, and make a colorful chain…it would make for a great decoration….string it up on the wall, so when you are done it is in a shape of a tree.

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