The leaves are quickly falling and the trees becoming bare. It’s likely that you’ve begun to think about how you will celebrate Christmas. Will you use an advent or Christmas countdown? Here are a few of my favorites, plus several excellent resources to aid in the planning process.
Complete Countdowns with activities-
Great for any age
Gloria: A Christmas Hymn Study A 92-page study of the classic hymns that tell about Jesus’ birth. Where did they come from? What do they mean? We will answer these questions and more as we journey from the Old Testament to the cross. Each hymn includes the story behind the lyrics, sheet music, tin whistle fingerings, copywork, and a study of the Scripture.
Celebrate Jesus is a wonderful resource for any family as they journey together toward that special night in Bethlehem that changed the world. The resource includes recipes and crafts, readings and added links for coloring pages and books. There is also a Scripture study for older students and parents.
Truth in the Tinsel is what we did last year and we truly enjoyed it. You can read about what we did here and even download a free printable to go along with the journey.
Christmas Countdown Garland with free printables, simple ideas for each day
Christmas Book Advent wrap a book for each day
The Jesse Tree an advent adventure with devotions and ornaments for each day
Preschool or Elementary Children
Truth in the Tinsel crafts, devotions and more for each day
ABC Christmas Countdown an activity for each letter of the alphabet
Advent Clues with meaning a seek and find with Jesus as the prize
Displays that can adapt to your activities-
photo courtesy of Marthastewart.com
Ideas and Resources-
The Sweetest Gift 9 different candy ideas with a Biblical meaning
All things simple: list of activities for your advent
Simple displays (No activities included)-
photo courtesy of My Little Mochi
Countdown Wreath with printables
Looking for more? Check out my Christmas Countdowns pinboard.
So what is your favorite Christmas Countdown? Please share it with us!