Need some ideas for your family during Advent? These Christian Advent Calendars for Kids will help you teach your children about the incarnation of Christ!
The word Advent means arrival. Not just any old arrival, but the arrival of someone really important. During the Christian celebration of Advent, we remember the arrival of the King of the Universe, Jesus the Christ.
The Jewish people waited a long time for the promised Messiah. The prophets told of us of God’s great plan for salvation long ago. When Jesus was born, those he called knew him to be God-made-man, the Son of God, the long-awaited Christ.
When we celebrate Advent today, we remember the incarnation of Christ, and we await his second coming, when he will finally judge the earth and bring peace and harmony for all who love him and are called according to his promise.
This Christmas Advent season, help your family focus on both the birth of Jesus, the Son of God, and on his coming again. Help your kids understand God’s great plan for them. These Christian Advent calendars for kids are great tools to get your whole family focused in the right direction!
Christian Advent Calendars for Kids
1. Grab this free printable Christmas Advent Calendar with Bible Verses. You’ll find verses from both the Old Testament and the New Testament to read each day with your family that center on a theme like The Promise of Jesus, Jesus’ Family, Jesus’ Royalty, and more. Sign up below!
2. Use this printable Advent calendar for kids with 24 Advent readings to create a banner you’ll want to use year after year.
3. Do your kids love LEGOs? Do a Jesse Tree Brick Challenge with them. You’ll find verses to read, fun challenges, and printable ornaments.
4. Did you get a late start this Advent? Try this abbreviated Jesse Tree plan with printable ornaments.
5. Check out this Jesse Tree ornament kit and reading plan on Amazon.
6. Grab this free Jesse Tree reading list for the Action Bible.
Neat Christ-Centered Advent Calendars
These are awesome. I love the idea of adding a new figure to a Nativity scene each day of the Advent season. My kids would have LOVED this tradition!
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7. Check out this classy Protestant take on the Advent wreath. This would be a neat craft to save year after year: DIY Modern Advent “Wreath” with Mason Jars.
8. I really like this Random Acts of Kindness Advent Calendar.
9. Do a countdown to Christmas with Nativity stories. (Also check out the Best Christmas Books for Kids).
10. Here’s another fun take on the Christmas book countdown with printables.
Great Advent Books for Your Kids
My Christmas Activity Book: 25 Days to Celebrate Jesus’ BirthJourney to the Manger Advent Calendar (Adventures in Odyssey Misc)Bartholomew’s Passage: A Family Story for Advent (Storybooks for Advent)Ishtar’s Odyssey: A Family Story for Advent (Storybooks for Advent)Tabitha’s Travels: A Family Story for Advent (Storybooks for Advent)Jotham’s Journey: A Storybook for Advent (Storybooks for Advent)
11. Use this free printable Bible verses to read for Christmas and Advent when your season is especially busy.
12. Here’s another take on the Bible verse Advent Calendar.
13. Sing your way to Christmas with this Christmas Carol Advent Calendar. She had editable ones so you can add your favorite Christian hymns.
14. Here is one mom’s way to craft through Advent.
The Advent season should be a special time of wonder for our kids as they contemplate the coming of Jesus. Let’s make this Christmas about more than gifts and lights!
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