Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and November is almost at an end. That means that Advent season is quickly approaching. Advent is a wonderful time to reflect and focus on God’s special gift to us during the busy Christmas season. These free advent printables and resources will help your family keep their focus on Christ.
What is advent?
The definition of advent comes from the Latin word “adventus” , which means “arrival” or “coming,” particularly of something having great importance. Advent is a time of reflection on the arrival of the birth of Jesus and a great opportunity to draw your family closer to Him.
Advent begins on the fourth Sunday before Christmas day, or the Sunday that falls the closest to November 30th, and it lasts until Christmas Eve. It is fitting to use the Christmas season to put our focus on Jesus and away from the commercialism of the actual holiday.
Free Advent Printables and Ideas:
I remember having different types of advent calendars when I was a little girl. We would countdown the days together until Christmas and it was so exciting and memorable. Each sibling got to take turns opening the little box for a treat, or taking a special ornament out to hang on the calendar.
I couldn’t wait to start this tradition with my own children as soon as I was a parent.
Advent Countdowns and Calendars
I enjoy doing these countdowns with my own family now. Yet I want to make sure that we keep the emphasis on Jesus and not the excitement or countdown for just presents. Here are lots of fun advent calendars for your family to choose from.
Gifts for Jesus Advent Calendar – Each day gives your family the challenge to offer a gift for Jesus. There are 60 different printable cards.
Disney Pin Countdown Board – Does your family pin trade at Disney? This fun countdown calendar uses pins as daily treats. This would be great if you had an upcoming trip.
Christmas Countdown Calendar using pom-poms – Little ones will love adding pom-poms to this cute tree countdown calendar.
Advent Calendar with printable jokes for each day – Does your family like funny jokes? Your kids will love this printable joke calendar as they will receive a new joke each day.
DIY Advent Calendar to make with your kids – This is a fun paper craft that your family can build together.
Advent Calendar with Lists and Ideas – Make your own advent calendar with these free printables.
Printable Nativity Advent Calendar – This is a lovely Nativity themed advent calendar that will look so pretty hanging up.
Christmas Traditions Countdown – Celebrate old and new Christmas traditions with your family in this fun printable calendar.
Christmas Carol Advent Calendar Printable – Sing your way to Christmas with this fun carol calendar.
Biblical Advent Calendar Printable – This calendar tells the biblical story of Jesus from Matthew and Luke.
Advent Devotionals and Scripture Cards
Scripture cards are great to incorporate into Advent. You can use them in DIY calendars or decorations and countdowns. We love reading the scriptures together as a family each night and hanging them up. We usually do this in addition to an advent devotional.
DIY Easy Advent Calendar with Easy Devotions – Make your own advent calendar to stuff with treats and mini devotions.
Bible Verse Advent Cards – 24 scripture cards that depict the story of Jesus.
25 Advent Scripture Verse Cards – These printable advent cards have a number for the day of the month on the front. When you flip it over there is a scripture on the back.
Daily Advent and Jesse Tree Readings – These daily scripture readings for your family are perfect for an Advent calendar or a Jesse tree.
Printable Christmas Story Card Calendar – This is so beautiful to hang up in your living room. There is a new card to hang up each day that tells the Christmas story.
Advent Tree Devotion Printables – These printable devotions are perfect for using with a daily Jesse tree. Each devotion has a scripture reading, a short devotion and an ornament symbol for the tree.
Names of Jesus Advent Cards – These cards reveal a new name for Jesus each day, there are 25 in total.
Advent Resources and Bible Study Plan – Are you looking for an Advent Bible Study or countdown that are focused around Christ’s birth? You will enjoy these resources for your December homeschool.
Activities for Advent
Advent is a time to reflect, and with that reflection also comes traditions. We like to add new things each year, but we also appreciate heartfelt family traditions that have been passed down, or created for my children to pass down.
Crafts and hands-on activities are one of those traditions that we do every season, even as my children become teenagers. These create special memories for our family.
25 Day Christ Centered Craft Advent – Teach the stories of Jesus to your little ones with a new craft to make every day.
Fun Children’s Activities Advent Calendar – These are some really fun activities that will make for some treasured memories. There is a new one each day.
25 Days of Service Meaningful Advent Calendar – Does your family enjoy serving during the holiday season? There is a new service idea each day for your family to try.
50 Advent Acts of Kindness for Kids – Your kids will have a lot of fun paying it forward with 50 different random acts of kindness ideas.
A Month of Fun Christmas Activities for Kids Printable – This is a festive printable to hang up. Your kids can pick a new activity off the list each day, or you can go in order.
Advent Writing Activities – If you want to keep some learning going, have your children use these fun advent writing activities and prompts this season.
Free Printable Nativity Activity Story Book for Kids – This is a great printable activity and coloring book to teach your children the Christmas story as they put it together.
Kid- Friendly Advent Printables – With these printables for kids you can create your own family advent box with treats, printables, scriptures and more.
Printable Advent Activities for Families – These printable activities will give you a lot of ideas for special family times together.
Advent Playlist Favorite Songs – Check out these favorite Christmas songs to add to your Advent holiday playlist.
Fun instant downloads we have created that are great to use during Christmas and Christmas break in your homeschool:
Christmas Foods Around the World Guided Drawing Activity – This fun Christmas themed geography unit will take your children on an adventure around the world. They will learn about the special and unique food traditions of other countries while writing and drawing about what they have learned!
Christmas Story Charades – This printable set of Christmas story charades will give your family the chance to act out sixteen parts of the Christmas story along with corresponding verses from Matthew and Luke. What a fun way to remember the Bible story by acting it out! These printable cards come in color and black and white.
Here are even more Advent ideas you will love:
33 Simple & Festive DIY Advent Calendar Ideas – We love simple and easy around here. You are going to enjoy these 33 fun Advent calendar ideas.
Free Jesse Tree Printables and Ideas – A Jesse tree is a special hands on way to teach your children the biblical story of Jesus and his birth. Your kids will enjoy decorating the tree each day of Advent.
Ideas and Resources for a Meaningful Advent with Your Family – This post gives you lots of amazing ideas to make this holiday season a memorable one.
Sarah is a wife, daughter of the King and Mama to 4 children (one who is a homeschool graduate)! She is a an eclectic, Charlotte Mason style homeschooler that has been homeschooling for over 16 years now. She is still trying to find the balance between work and keeping a home and says she can only do it by the Grace of God, and Coffee!