Advent Chain Ideas
Each year we set up an Advent Chain to count the days until baby Jesus' birthday. I follow Catholicmom.com 's suggestions and make a few tweaks to fit our family. If the activity corresponds with Catholicmom I have included the date in the description
The Catholic Toolbox: Lesson Plan- (Pre K - K): Advent
Shepherds pouches « hang from the 1st-24th of December to remind kids the focus is not on themselves. You focus on serving others, showing kindness, etc. then, make a goal of what to give to someone in need (compassion, shoebox, etc), and they put money in their pouches every day and see how much they "raise" to gift to someone in need. LOVE THIS! Replace with full stocking on Christmas morning.
shepherds pouches « the paquettes Great idea to foster a servant's heart during Advent
The Donkey's Dream: Book for Feast of the Immaculate Conception Dec 8
Candy: Candy Cane Fudge, Christmas Gift for neighbors
Give "experiences" instead of "things" in an advent calendar.
all things simple: activities advent
30 Homemade Christmas Ornaments for the Kids Dec 14
Tin Foil- Not Just For Sandwiches and TV AntennasThis material is the perfect fix for those odd-shaped presents, since it can be manipulated to hug whatever item you cover in it. Or even wrap your boxed gifts with this reflective foil for an eye-catching shine reminscent of Christmas tree tinsel.What You’ll Need: 1 sheet of tin foil, ribbon or paper stripHow It’s Done: Set the gift on center of the sheet of tin foil and draw the sides up and pull the ends together at the top. Using the ribbon...
Handmade Christmas Gift Wrap Ideas | Reader's Digest Dec 21
Caroling Corner: Lyrics to Christmas Carols Dec 19
Our snowman is made of vanilla ice cream rolled in coconut. His eyes, mouth, and buttons are licorice candies, his carrot nose marzipan, and his hat a toasted marshmallow atop a chocolate cookie. To make these snowmen, you will need three ice-cream scoops in varied sizes. Shoestring licorice cut into small pieces can also be used for the buttons, eyes, and mouth.
Simple Christmas Cookies kids can make Coconut Snowmen Dec 22