I posted a couple photo's this morning on FB of this little advent project I've been working on for my kids... a friend posted that I should 'Blog it', so I thought good idea.
This is a super fun way to do an advent calendar with your kids, or family of any age, using Scripture cards that tell the Christmas story of our Saviour's birth. This year I wanted to focus on the true meaning of Christmas as family time with my kids. We plan on opening one advent bag each night before dinner, read the scripture in the Bible, discuss and share a little treat. Christmas can get so busy with the hustle and bustle, this will be a great way to have a devotion time with the family each night leading up to Christmas Day.
I can't take credit for any of the ideas, I got them all off Pinterest - and growing up my mom did this with us. It was one of my favourite memories that I'm excited to pass on to my kids.
I got all the items from 3 stores: The Dollar Store, Michaels & Bulk Barn. (in Canada)
-The Scripture Cards were downloaded off a free printable site: click here to download
-White acrylic paint (you can use craft paint from a dollar store)
-Number stencil (found at Michaels)
-25 burlap bags with draw string (I found at the Dollar Store)
-25 treats, candies, ornaments, crafts, stickers, etc. to fill each bag (I have 3 boys, so I found 3 of each thing to be equal...) Some items I had only one thing (ex: baby Jesus figurine) and added 3 little candies for each of the kids.
-burlap string to tie on my ladder (I already had the ladder...I've seen branches used, hung from a curtain rods, put in a basket, so many fun ways to display!)
That's it!! Have fun creating memories with your kids and sharing with them the true meaning of Christmas.
"For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace." (Isaiah 9:6)
"The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth." (John 1:14)
I plan on using those little close-pins (bought at Michaels) to clip the scripture card on the front of each bag as we open them. Then we can count down the days to Christmas...
Happy Christmas Preparation! May the focus be on the One who bridged the gap, bringing Heaven to Earth...Jesus Christ. Thank you Father for sending your son to die for us so we can have life abundantly, here and now.
"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life." (John 3:16)