Make the holidays meaningful with this Advent Wreath Activity for kids! As the holidays draw near, we need to find ways to help our families not lose sight of the essence of why we celebrate Christmas.
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One way you can do this is by helping your family countdown to Christmas morning with this unique Advent Wreath family activity.
A Color and Learn Advent Wreath Activity That Celebrates the Reason for the Season
You may have grown up participating in the traditional Advent wreath activity involving lighting an Advent candle at the start of each week of Advent. This activity is inspired by this well-loved tradition but is changed to apply a more hands-on approach for younger children in the family.
Interactive activities are always a great way to help younger family members understand and embrace what they learn.
This Color and Learn Advent Wreath Activity Set includes everything your family needs to follow through the weeks of Advent:
- A wreath to color
- Five advent candles to color and cut out
- Six devotional guide cards outlining what each element in the kit symbolizes
How the Advent Wreath Activity Works
The activity begins on the first day of Advent (in 2021, that’s on Sunday, November 28) when your child will color in the wreath and the first candle. This candle will then be cut and glued onto the wreath.
Once done, your family can read the card for the day that outlines the virtue of Christ, represented by the candle. You can talk about how Jesus helps provide us with that virtue and find a Bible story to explain this further.
For example, when discussing the virtue of peace, you can read the story of Jesus and the disciples in the storm. (Mark 4:34-41)
Find praise and worship songs and hymns centered around that virtue that may be sung or danced to one evening of the week.
For example, the songs “It is well with my soul” and “I’ve got peace like a river.”
Feel free to personalize and make this Advent Wreath activity as interactive and resource-filled for your family as you want it to be.
May your family find joy in learning more about the One who will be celebrated as the last candle is glued onto the wreath.
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Read-Alouds to Go Along with Your Advent Wreath Activity
We love to read an advent storybook from Arnold Ytreeide every year. There is a reading each night of advent to take you through the entire exciting story.
What other books have you read during advent that you’d recommend? Please leave a comment below!
Other Advent Wreath Activity Options
If you’d prefer to purchase a real advent wreath candle holder to hold lit candles each night, there are some great options here:
Don’t forget the candles!