Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Advent Activities & More







Activities & Resources

usccb.org- Advent Resources

catechist.com- Advent Wreath Blessing

domestic-church.com- Advent and Christmas Activities

rca.org- Tons of resources listed that are available online to assist in the planning and development of programs for the Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany seasons.

catholicculuture.org- Catholic Advent Activities

catholicmom.com- Advent and Christmas Crafts and Activities For Children

thereligionteacher.com- Advent Activities

catholiceducation.org- What are the "O Antiphons"?

thereligionteacher.com- Why is the third Sunday of Advent pink? (Why is the third candle in the Advent wreath pink?)

catholicmom.com- Advent Activities

The Catholic Toolbox- Neat Jesse Tree by Angela

4catholiceducatiors.com- Jesse Tree

christiancrafters.com- A Jesse Tree for Advent

books.google.com- Advent Adventure- Each class session during Advent you will reveal a different Advent activity, project, or storybook that relates to the week’s Advent theme. (Big Book of Ideas for Children’s Faith Formation by Beth Branigan McNamara, page 6).

books.google.com- Advent Prayer Cube- Introduce a new prayer each week during the four weeks of Advent with a prayer cube. (Big Book of Ideas for Children’s Faith Formation, by McNamara, McKeever, and Robinson, page 10).

The Catholic Toolbox- Advent Lapbooks

raisinglittlesaints.blogspot.com- Advent Activities (printables)
Just click on Advent Activities for Children to download activities.



Coloring

sermons4kids.com- Candle of hope

sermons4kids.com- Candle of Peace

sermons4kids.com- Candle of Joy

sermons4kids.com- Candle of Love

freefunchristmas.com- Advent Wreath

The Catholic Toolbox- Advent Wreath

ginormasource.com- Advent Coloring Page Wreath

activityvillage.co.uk- Advent Wreath Printable Activity
Print out this advent wreath printable, and colour it in. Now cut out the candles and the wreath, and stick one candle into place for each week or advent.

ministry-to-chilren.com- Printable Advent Coloring Pages for Kids

coloringbookfun.com- Advent Calendar
Students can count down the days until Christmas by coloring the calendar.

sadlierreligion.com- Advent Blooms coloring activity. Have the children color the pot, the cactus leaves and the background. Encourage the children to put the plant pictures in a convenient place at home. Remind the children to color a bloom each time they help people see God's love. (Grade 2 Chapter 13)

sadlierreligion.com- Advent Light coloring activity. (Grade 3 Chapter 13)



The activity below is free; however it can only to be used for classroom and personal use. It may not be published on any websites or other electronic media, or distributed in newsletters, bulletins, or any other form or sold for profit. Reproduction or retransmission of this, in whole or in part, in any manner, is not permitted. *All graphics/images/clipart etc. used on this activity are not my own and are from various internet sources.



Advent- Mini book for the children to color.




Crafts

books.google.com- Advent Calendar- A take home Advent calendar that you make. (Big Book of Ideas for Children’s Faith Formation, by McNamara, McKeever, and Robinson, page 7 & 8).

coloringbookfun.com- Advent Calendar
Students can count down the days until Christmas by coloring the calendar.

first-school.ws- Advent Wreath craft with templates

The Catholic Toolbox- Printable Advent Chain
An Advent chain that you can print out with activities written on it. Print out, color, and make into a chain. Remove the link on that day and do the activity.

hubbardscupboard.org- Advent Chain with verses and activities
Make a 25 loop Patterned Chain with verses and activities listed for each day, detaching one chain each day leading up to Christmas day. Read and meditate on the verse throughout the day. Read the Scripture passages or story book mentioned and do the activity!

catholicicing.com- Printable Nativity Advent Chain
Easy project to do with little ones. Just print it out and make the chain. Every day, it comes with a reading from the Nativity Story, and then you glue a character to the chain.

confessionsofahomeschooler.com- FREE Printable Advent Ornaments
Print the ornaments as directed on cardstock then cut out each triangle and laminate for durability. Use mini-clothes pins to attach ornaments to a small Christmas tree, a string of garland, or a rope hung across the mantle! Starting on December 1st, each day take one down and do whatever activity is on the back. For this you can print my activities on the backs (they are included in the download) or you can print just the ornaments and write in your own activities.

goodshepherdonline.com- How To Make A Paper Advent Wreath

etsy.com- Advent Wreath Children’s Craft

catholicmom.com- Advent Wreath Craft
"No Burn, Construction Paper Wreath - Made with your Child's Handprints"

familycrafts.about.com- Advent Hand Print Wreath Craft

christiancrafters.com- No Flame Advent Wreath

catholicicing.com- Advent Wreath Craft for Catholic Kids

catholicinspired.com- Easy Advent Wreath

crayola.com- Advent Wreath Placemat Craft



Games

Preparation Station- This game will help your kids understand what it means to prepare their hearts, minds, and lives for Jesus’ coming during Advent season. (The Encyclopedia of Bible Games for Children’s Ministry, page 156).

loyolapress.com- Advent Bingo (directions and questions)

loyolapress.com- Advent Bingo Cards (to go with above Bingo game)

The Catholic Toolbox- Advent Bingo (scroll down to Games)

The Catholic Toolbox- Advent True or False Game (scroll down to Games)




The Catholic Toolbox- Advent Wreath (file folder game)- The object of the game is to color all of the Advent wreath correctly.








Sitting Duck!- Answer questions about the liturgical year as you make your way around the board. Be careful for the "Sitting Duck!" space or you might have to go all the way back to START.

You can play this game with 4 people or divide the group into 4 teams.) Place your marker on START. Determine who goes first and play moves clockwise. The player to your left draws a card. On most of the cards are questions about the liturgical year. If you answer the question correctly you get to roll the die and move the number indicated on the die. If you answer the question incorrectly, you stay where you are. If the card says “Go Back 2” etc. you must follow the directions. If you land on the picture of a target, you lose your next turn. If you land on a sitting duck, all players must say out loud “Sitting Duck!” Another player who happens to come by on the game board (they can land on the space or just be passing by on their roll) can BUMP you back to START. The first player to FINISH wins.



Lessons

The Catholic Toolbox- Advent lesson plan for Pre K – K. Lesson plan consists of: Objectives, Word Wall, Bible Story with questions, Songs and/or Finger Plays, Activities, Crafts, Games, Snacks, Coloring/Puzzles, etc.

The Catholic Toolbox- Advent lesson plan for 1st grade on up. Lesson plan consists of: Objectives, Review, Vocabulary Words, Bible Story with questions, Activities, Crafts, Games, Snacks, Puzzles/Mazes/Worksheets, etc.



Puzzles

domestic-church.com- Word Search

pflaum.com- Saints of Advent and Christmas
Can you name these saints of Advent and Christmas? Put your answers in the puzzle below. When you finish, look for an Advent prayer that runs down through the puzzle.


The puzzles below are free; however they may only to be used for classroom and personal use. They may not be published on any websites or other electronic media, or distributed in newsletters, bulletins, or any other form or sold for profit. Reproduction or retransmission of any materials, in whole or in part, in any manner, is not permitted.

Advent word search

Advent word scramble

Advent (crossword with answers)



Worksheets

sadlierreligion.com- Label each antiphon symbol with its Old Testament title. On the lines below the symbol, explain what each O Antiphon means to us. (Grade 5 Chapter 13)

sadlierreligion.com- Decorate the Jesse Tree by drawing a symbolic ornament in each circle. Then complete the chart to give a brief explanation of the symbolic ornaments that you choose. (Grade 6 Chapter 13)


The worksheet below is free; however it may only to be used for classroom and personal use. It may not be published on any websites or other electronic media, or distributed in newsletters, bulletins, or any other form or sold for profit. Reproduction or retransmission of any materials, in whole or in part, in any manner, is not permitted. *All graphics/images/clipart etc. used on this activity are not my own and they are from various internet sources.



Advent (handwriting sheet)






2 comments:

happymomonline said...

oh man...are you kidding me? We finally got our All Saints' Day costumes squared away this weekend. Advent is totally off my radar! Thanks for all the great links to get me thinking ahead!

Amazing_Grace said...

happymomonline- I just wrote up my Advent lesson for CCD so I thought maybe others needed to start planning ahead too. :)