The Advent Calendar – Here are Ideas!



Today is only December 2nd.  Not too late to organize an Advent calendar and some weekend activities.  Check these out and make a plan.  If you want Advent Candle information and devotion suggestions, refer back to Day 1.

For the Littles:

Twenty -four scripture strips with a corresponding trinket to place in a little glass jar.

Here’s the link:

Scripture and trinket list

Twenty-four random acts of kindness strips  (Love this for my teens!)

Here’s the calendar:

Here are the printable strips:

Crafty?  How about twenty-four fun activities to put in the calendar:

Twenty-four scripture verses for the Advent calendar without candy or trinkets! Easy!

For the Adults:

Service Opportunities!  Plan one or two for the month.

Great list of ideas here:

24 Christmas hymns and carols for a Christmas Song Advent Calendar

Here’s the info and printable:

24 Beautiful Classics :

For the family

Find a drive-thru living nativity or ancient Bethlehem reenactment event in your area.  Most communities will have something like this.  Here are examples in my community currently.

Bethlehem in Burnet  – A Burnet, Texas church has entire city block converted into “ancient Israel” where visitors may wander around the city to see vendors, workers, Roman soldiers and the like.  Actors stay in character.  You may be fortunate enough to get a piece of bread from the baker (dee-licious!) or catch the carpenter and his wife in a stable with their newborn babe.   Hot chocolate and cookies available as you leave.  No actual fee.  May make a donation.

Main website here:

YouTube here:

Follow the Star – in Cedar Park, Texas

Walk or drive-thru, either way the experience is awesome and spine-tingling.  Price: No actual fee but most bring canned food to donate or make a donation.  Hot chocolate and cookies provided as you leave.

Look online for December Christmas events in your community.  They are out there even in the smallest towns!


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