17 of the Best Advent for Kids Activities for your Family <small>Inside: Fun Advent for Kids Printables to help countdown Christmas</small> Share the nativity with your kids in a fun and unique way with these FUN and Easy Advent Activities. On Christmas morning, there were ash boot prints on my carpet and sleigh marks on my roof in the snow. To say my parents went over board to help us believe in Santa is an under statement. My child hood is filled with stories of Santa, reindeer, and all things Christmas. Did you grow up KNOWING Jesus is the reason we celebrate Christmas? I sure didn’t. And yet, Christmas remains magical in my life, even without a jolly old man in a red suit. Weaving the truth about the nativity story into our kids’ lives while surrounded by tinsel and elves can be a bit challenging, right? 17 Quick Advent for Kids Activities All 17 activities included in the BUNDLE 1. Advent Door Hanger Craft For 8 days, read a little bit about the nativity Story as found in the Bible. Then cut, laminate, and hang a decorative door hanger as a reminder that we choose to let Jesus in. A New Door Hanger for 8 days! Includes: mini story book foldable with prompts to help your child learn and re-tell the greatest true story of all time: The Birth of our Lord and Savior! 8 Advent style Door hangers (With light and dark skin alternatives!) These make fun and easy craft and story time, but also make a fantastic gift set! I laminated mine with –> peel and stick self laminate. Get your free copy of this set here. 2. Advent Scattergories 3. Advent Dice Game for Toddlers 4. Build your own Nativity Board Game 5. Mini Jesse Tree Activity/Craft 6. Daily Readings to Help your Kids understand the Nativity story from the Bible. As I began having kids of my own, i really wrestled with Christmas in general. Yes, I LOVE that it’s all about Jesus. But would my kids miss out on the MAGIC I experienced as a child? Nope. Heads up: No judgement here! Although you and I both know Santa is a myth and Jesus is real, many still bring the belly jiggling fellow into their homes. Like my third son. He was about 5-years old when he said, “Mom, I KNOW Santa is make believe, but I’m gonna have fun pretending to believe in him anyway.” Even at 18-years old, he just loves to add ALL the holiday flair into the scene; even as a sold-out-for-Jesus worship leader at church. 7. Ornaments for a flip Book 8. Advent Ornaments for a tree 9. Christmas Chain Countdown Craft 10. Advent: Make Your Own Calendar Adding Advent themed activities into our kids learning activities is another fun way to bring the advent season alive. Just make the focus the Lord, rather than the grade. 11. Advent: Language Activity- Find the Missing parts of the word 12. Advent: Writing: Diamante poem about Jesus 13. Advent Themed Math: Fact families 14. Advent themed math:Pie Graph 15. Advent Maze: Help Joseph and Mary find Bethlehem 16. Maze: Help the wise men find Jesus 17. Christmas Eve Reading No matter how you bring the Nativity truth, advent, and Jesus into your lives, have fun. It’s LOVE, laughter and memories that bring this amazing season to life for our kids! More Christmas Activities Christmas Color by NumberKindergarten Sight words: WinterSnowman Math: KindergartenSnowman Worksheet and ActivitiesWinter Writing Booklet and Writing PromptsScissors Skills worksheets and Fine Motor Practice: Winter Bible Studies for Kids: Bible Study BUNDLE #1Daniel 1: Bible Study and Children’s Ministry ActivitiesBeatitudes Coloring PagesSunday School Activities: Fruits of the SpiritBible Object Lessons for Kids: WaterfallsBible Fun for Kids: ABCs of God’s CharacterBible Study: What Can I Learn from the CamelBible Study: Pearl of Great Price- Matthew 13:45-46Bible Study: Transfiguration of Jesus- Matthew 17Daniel 4: King Nebuchadnezzar’s Tree DreamSunday School Lessons on Prayer for PreschoolersBible Study for Kids: What Can I Learn From the Ant?