Advent Ideas

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

Enrich your advent with a variety of ideas.

Enjoy Advent by James Martin SJ.

See an explanation of Christmas or Xmas.

Here are 8 family friendly super-simple ways to celebrate Advent.

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

* Here are several Advent Jeopardy games to try.

Advent Wreath

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.

Here is a Reverse Advent Calendar sheet to run off and use at home.

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

Kids can use this one. You just color a section each day.

And don't miss the Busted Halo version.

Here is a Random Acts of Kindness Advent Calendar.

This is a summary of the history of Advent Calendars

* 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.

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