Each year I spend Thanksgiving break planning for the upcoming Advent.
I have learned a lot over the years.
One year I went way over board and had too many activities planned. We could not keep up with it all!
Another year the kids were just not into the plan.
I have learned from my mistakes to come up with the best Advent plan for our family.
This year we are going to follow this Christ Centered Advent by Tales of Beauty for Ashes.
This Advent plan was created for preschoolers, but I know even my big kids will love it! I did a lot of research on Advent plans from around the Internet.
I love this plan because each day there is a short Scripture reading, family activity, service project, and craft.
I know that sounds like a lot, but each activity is super simple and meaningful.
Here is an example of the first 2 days. This is taken straight from Tales of Beauty from Ashes. The complete plan can be found by clicking here.
December 1 – Angels
Scripture: Matthew 1:20-21
Family Activity: Decorate the tree
Service: Kid’s help decorate the tree
Craft: Felt tree
December 2 – Bethlehem
Scripture: Luke 2:4-5
Family Activity: Put up the nativity
Service: Adopt an angel tree
Craft: Play Dough Tree
If you are looking for something different, I have compiled my favorites from around the web.