29 November 2009

Keeping Advent ~ Plans for week 1

Our Advent calendar this year is a small round papier mache' box I bought at stuff*mart for 67 cents and painted purple.  It will sit in the center of our Advent wreath for the next 26 days.  Each day during our morning time one of the children will open it to reveal that day's scripture passage and a special activity.

Here are this week's activities:

  • Sunday ~ Light the first Advent candle: HOPE

  • Monday ~ Celebrate J~Man's birthday

  • Tuesday ~ Watch A Charlie Brown Christmas oops! wrong Tuesday! & have a C.B. Thanksgiving feast (popcorn, toast, pretzels, and jelly beans)

  • Wednesday ~ Take a walk under the full moon & come home to hot chocolate

  • Thursday ~ still to be decided, probably a craft of some sort

  • Friday ~ Journey to Bethlehem (at a local church)

  • Saturday ~ Saint Nicholas Eve (I will post more later about this)

We will also be reading an Advent book which I found at Half Price Books last month:  Do You See What I See? A Devotional Seek-and-Find Book for Advent.

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