Activities for Teaching
Cut and Color Jesse Tree Ornaments
Liturgical Bulletin Board Pieces for Advent/December
Advent Blog Posts
St. Lucia File Folder Games
St. Nicholas File Folder Games
Good King Winceslas Children's Book
Advent Wreath Prayers and History Brochure to download!
Holy Card Printables for St. Nicholas, St. Lucy and the Immaculate Conception
On the Spirit of the Advent Season
Advent Saints coloring Pages
Ideas from a dear friend on celebrating Advent:
"One of the traditions that we have as a family for Advent is choosing a Christ Child. On the first Sunday of Advent we put everyone's name in a bowl and then each person draws out a name. The name they draw is then their Christ Child for all of Advent. They are to keep the name that they draw secret and do as many things that they can for them all through Advent. Maybe doing their chores without them knowing, saying prayers for them, offering up little sacrifices, etc. We put prayers on the back of holy cards and keep them in the center of
the Advent wreath. If it's prayers you want to say for your Christ Child you place the holy card with the appropriate prayers on their pillow. When they find them they place them back in the wreath to be used by others. They also make their Christ Child a homemade gift. It makes for a lot of secrecy through Advent which is quite fun, it's amazing to me how it helps them to be good as well.
On the first Sunday of Advent I have each child write a letter to Jesus, telling him what gifts they are going to give him, such as trying to correct some of their faults, to giving right-away obedience and whatever their little
hearts want to try to do. They fold them up and place them under our manger and try to keep their resolutions as best they can. I have kept all of those letters and enjoying reading them every year. It brings back lots of
memories especially when you have older children 17, 16 who started this when
they were very little.
you desire to receive Jesus Christ you must search the foldings of your soul,