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.
Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 128 Vendor: Abingdon Press Publication Date: 2013
ISBN: 1426760272 ISBN-13: 9781426760273 Availability: In Stock
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 ordained minister in the United Church of Christ. He is the author of a number of books including Do Not Live Afraid and Gospeled Lives. John also writes for a number of curriculum resources including Feasting on the Word, The Present Word, and The New International Lesson Annual. John lives in the southwest corner of Washington state with his wife, Judy.
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.