An entertaining potpourri of games, crafts, meditations, journaling ideas, outreach projects, devotions, and discussion starters arranged around each letter of the alphabet. Placing the manger as the true focus for the season's meaning, it joyfully involves learning at every age level.
Scripture and tradition fill the season of Advent with an abundance of characters, themes, and symbols. Each casts a slightly different perspective on the meaning of Jesus birth and Gods promised realm, the two chief components for which this season bids our preparation.
Beginning December 1 and running through December 26, each day will explore an Advent-related word that begins with a successive letter in the alphabet. This is followed by suggestions for simple, easy-to-prepare, and complete activities (discussion starters, games, crafts, meditations, journaling, outreach project, devotions). The activities are based on that days word and are ideal for parents teaching their children about Advent.
John Indermark is a writer and retired U.C.C. minister. He is the author of more than a dozen books, most recently The Greatest of These and Advent A to Z (co-authored with Sharon Harding). John also writes for several curriculum resources, including Feasting on the Word and New International Lesson Annual. John and his wife Judy now spend summers in Washington state and the remainder of the year in Tucson, Arizona.
Sharon Harding is a Christian educator and writer who has written a wide variety of curriculum materials for children of all ages, including Feasting on the Word, Seasons of the Spirit, Whole People of God, and children's sermons for pastors. She has worked in ministries for children and youth at churches in Quebec and Athabasc, Alberta in Canada.
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