I try to keep this page up to date with Advent resources I have created. If you use something, I would love to here how it turned out!
Advent Resources on Bless Each One
2020 Advent at Home Item List and my goofy promo video
2020 Advent Video Children’s Moments
25 Free Family Advent Activities from around the web
An Engaging Advent Evening for Youth Group
Advent Worship Banners for Year B
Mary’s Song Images for Social Media
Mason Jar Advent Devotionals:
Mason Jar Advent Devotional- original
Mason Jar Advent Devotional – updated in 2017
Jesse Tree Advent skit published on Building Faith
Jesse Tree ornament ideas on Pinterest
Reflections and Prayers:
Annunciation – for the Regular People
And a personal story about the beauty of imperfection during holiday preparations
In charge of the pageant? Check out this survival guide on Building Faith
An impromptu pageant script can be found here.
Most years I gather the children up front during the family service and read a picture book with the illustrations projected for the adults to see. I suggest
The Shoemakers Dream by Schell- out of print but a beautiful retelling of Tolstoy’s “Where God is, Love is”
To Whom the Angel Spoke by Terry Kay is a very inclusive story of the shepherds. The book is tiny, so enlarging it is key.
Looking for beautiful, handmade gifts that children can create? Check these out:
Gratitude Mini-Watercolor- coming soon!