Faith-based Advent activities for families

From www.AdrielBooker.com

  • Read the Christmas story in the Bible.
  • Make and decorate a birthday cake for Jesus.
  • Spend time playing with the family nativity scene and acting out the story.
  • Cut your lunch sandwiches into the shape of stars and talk about the original Christmas star.
  • Write a letter to Jesus, thanking him for the gifts you received throughout the year.
  • Attend Christmas Eve Mass.
  • Make a manger with twigs you collect from outside and talk about Baby Jesus and the type of place he was born into.
  • Make paper crowns and talk about the wise men and the gifts they brought Jesus.
  • Visit a local farm and talk about what it must have been like for Mary and Joseph to have a baby in a stable.
  • Visit a “live” nativity scene. Two local options include:
    1. Friday, Dec. 8 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:20 p.m. at Advent Lutheran Church). The SFB Youth Choir will perform at the outdoor creche, among the shepherds and farm animals, to greet Mary, Joseph, and the Christ Child.
    2. Sunday, Dec. 17 from 2-4 p.m. at Holy Hill. There will be live animals, caroling, recitations of the “Infancy Narratives” from Holy Scripture, hot chocolate, cider, and even a visit from St. Nick!