Christmas time is here and Advent season is coming. I’m joining with 24 other bloggers to bring you Ultimate Christmas posts. Yesterday this was all kicked off by Kim at Not Consumed with the Ultimate Guide to Christmas Countdowns and will be continued tomorrow by Lauren at Mama’s Reading Corner with Christmas printables. Today I’m sharing with you Advent ideas. If you stick around all the way to the bottom of the post, I’ve got a super cool giveaway!
At the time I signed up for this I was thinking how incredibly narrow this is, but the more I delved into the topic of Advent ideas the more I realized how much it overlaps with all of the other ideas because everyone celebrates Advent differently. So, my plan when I start to overlap with others is to tell you what touches on my area and then point you to the blogger in charge of that.
Make an Advent book of your own to read with Frugal Fun for Boys.
Jotham’s Journey: A Storybook for Advent – we’ll be using this for the first time this year. Last year the kids didn’t seem quite ready for this.
Bartholomew’s Passage: A Family Story for Advent – second in the Advent chapter book series
Tabitha’s Travels: A Family Story for Advent – final book in this Advent series. Depending on how my kids do with this, we’ll possibly get more in the series. I’ve heard nothing but raves about these books.
Kendra over at Preschoolers and Peace shared about The Glorious Coming, which I hadn’t heard about before. She is also sharing the Ultimate Guide to Christmas Books.
Create a scavenger hunt to find your activities from Sunhats and Wellie Boots
Read a Bible verse a day from In Lieu of Pre-school
Advent rocks to tell the story (follow the links backwards for each week) from the Golden Gleam
Cornerstone Confessions used 25 boxes to unwrap.
25 clues to the coming of Christ from Raising Arrows.
Make a homemade Advent wreath from Sunhtas and Wellie Boots
Catholic Icing today shared making a wreath from pipe cleaners and beads (and you’ll see about 5 more ideas when you get there)
Advent Tree ornaments from Frugal Fun for Boys
Mommy made (or older kid) Jesse Tree ornaments from Beauty and Bedlam
Jesse Tree using the Jesus Storybook Bible from Home with the Boys
Printable Jesse Tree ornaments from Tired Need Sleep (I’ve printed these off for my Sunday School class for the past 3 years)
Truth in the Tinsel- I picked this up last year after seeing it talked about everywhere and it is wonderful! Read to the bottom of the post for a giveaway NOW! (if you enter code:MOMMYDOM you’ll get 20% off when you buy it)
Advent/Jesse Tree preschool study– Last year I went through and created our own version of an Advent Jesse Tree study and we had a lot of fun with it and here is part 2 of that project. I had hoped to get it all organized to publish it as a freebie for ya’ll, but tempus fugit and all that……
Christmas Nature Study- This is on my to buy list, but I love that it incorporates both a Nature study (which I’m bad at) and scripture (which I feel more natural studying).
Now for three last bits of business:
1. This is a month long blog hop with many fabulous ideas. I highly recommend checking out the other ladies involved. I can’t begin to say how many wonderful ideas I’ve gotten from them just hearing about their planned posts and mining their pinterest boards. Go look at the other Christmas Blog Hop posts planned.
2. On December 7 I’m going to be co-hosting an Advent link up where YOU can link up your Christmas ideas. I’d love to add to my Ultimate Advent Ideas list with your posts, so this gives you a few weeks to put your ideas together.
3. I didn’t put anywhere near all of my Advent related posts in here because too many of them overlap with other ladies, so I’d recommend going to my Advent board for more ideas on bringing Christ into your CHRISTmas.
Now for that giveaway! Make sure to comment with your FAVORITE ADVENT TRADITION!