Advent for families

The first Sunday of Advent begins November 27. What a great opportunity to celebrate the wonders of this season with your children. Often the busyness of this time of year doesn’t allow much time to reflect on the meaning and beauty of Christmas. Here are some wonderful ideas your family may enjoy doing together.



  • Things to Do:

    • Shop for a gift for a favorite charity.
    • Fill a shoe box for Operation Christmas Child.
    • Visit an elderly home and hand out homemade cookies.
    • Take a few small gifts to a shelter for women and children.
    • Write a letter to a family friend or some troops stationed overseas.
    • Drive to a store that has a Salvation Army bell ringer just to donate (without going into the store to buy anything!).
    • Buy a small gift for a child in the long-term care wing of the children’s ward, and bring a bouquet of flowers for his/her mother.
    • Serve a meal together as a family at a local homeless shelter.
    • Clean out your toy boxes and donate good quality items to an opportunity store.
    • Raid the pantry for canned goods to donate to a charity.
    • Take a plate of cookies and a homemade Christmas card to your doctor’s office, library, church office, and/or dentist office.
    • Anonymously pay for the Santa photos of the person behind you in line at the mall.
    • Wear Santa hats and take some doggie treats to your local shelter.
    • If you go to the woods to chop a Christmas tree, buy an extra license and bring one home for a neighbor who may not have the resources to get their own.
    • Wear Santa hats and take a garbage bag to clean up garbage from your neighborhood.
  • Books to read

    Coming Soon

  • Other Resources

    Jesus Story Book Bible advent printable Tree