Advent Ideas

* Be sure to try the links to online activities in larger bold type .

Enrich your advent with a variety of ideas.

Advent from americancatholic.org

Here are 8 super-simple ways to celebrate Advent.

Watch a 2-minute video about Advent from Busted Halo.

Enjoy Advent by James Martin SJ.

See an explanation of Christmas or Xmas.


Advent Wreath

Here is everything you want to know about the advent wreath as well as a blessing and weekly prayers.

This sheet about the advent wreath and suggested prayers can be run off.

Why Rose or Pink on the third Sunday? check it out.

You may enjoy a short video about the Advent Wreath.

Here is the Good Ground Press Advent Wreath prayer.

Advent Calendars

Join us in trying a REVERSE ADVENT CALENDAR this year.

An Advent Blessing Jar is a great help for counting your blessings and for giving during the advent season

On this one you just color a section each day.

Follow the Christmas story with this paper chain calendar.

Good Ground Press Calendar.

And don't miss the Busted Halo version.

Here is a Random Acts of Kindness Advent Calendar.

* You may wish to watch Leo Tolstoy's story Papa Panov's Special Christmas



Progressive Nativity Scene

Set up your nativity set by adding pieces each week during Advent.Here's another example of this activity.

You can build a nativity scene out of Legos. There are instructions here and here.

You can color and cut out this nativity scene.

* Build your own nativity scene online.

Jesse Tree

Follow the stories from the family tree of Jesus and create a Jesse Tree.

And be sure to check out the photo of a great Jesse Tree window.

Continue on to this page for Special Advent Days