My children are at Grandma's house right now (in another state). So, we will be starting our Advent activities a little late. This year we are going to read Jotham's Journey, A Storybook for Advent by Arnold Ytreeide. This will be our second time reading through this book. The older children enjoyed it the first time, and my youngest child will be able to participate more this year.
Here are a few things we will be doing as we look forward to and anticipate the celebration of our Savior's birth.
Review The Birth of Jesus from our GrapeVine Studies timeline and lesson pages.
Work on our homemade Christmas Cards
Cut down our own Christmas tree and decorate for Christmas
Make Gingerbread Men
Pray for the children who will be receiving the Shoe Boxes we prepared for Operation Christmas Child
Make Christmas goodies for our neighbors and deliver them
Drive around and look at Christmas lights
Learn new Christmas hymns
Children's Christmas Choir at church
Shop or make homemade gifts for Sunday school and AWANA teachers (I would really like to make these...but I haven't decided yet).
What are some things you are going to do as you celebrate the fact that our Savior has COME and He promises to come AGAIN?
Here are two links to blogs I just read and I really like what they have to share: