We are practicing the New Mass responses and learning about the Mass using Magnifikids great resource for Sunday Liturgy.
We have our Jesse Tree up and ready and each day we read from the Bible and learn about the history of God's people waiting for their Savior to come. Then we hang a simple ornament with a symbol to help us remember a main point from the Bible story.
I have wrapped enough Christmas books (in the Christmas Tree bag) for each day of Advent and so we will unwrap and read a book each day.
|Here's a peek inside - I used newspaper since it's easier, more economical and the kids are just happy to open the books:-)|
I also wrapped the figures to the Nativity set we own and each day we'll add a figure to our Nativity scene for the children to play with and get ready for Jesus's arrival. The children will be able to add straw (we're going to shred the yellow construction paper) to Jesus's cradle for each act of kindness towards others - so they can prepare a bed for baby Jesus.
There are so many great ways to celebrate Advent! I love reading blogs (check out my side bar for some great ones) and checking out ideas on pinterest for inspiration. How does your family celebrate Advent?