I have purposely documented our daily Advent fun together this year on Instagram! The secret reason I did this wasn’t really to share, but to keep myself accountable! I am not always the best with follow-through on long term projects, like Advent. My daily photos helped remind me and kept me from slacking off.
Since we traveled this year, I closed up our Advent activities on Dec. 19, so we doubled up some things that were intended to last longer. Dec. 19 ended up being a pretty crazy day and at the last minute I decided to pack up the very last Advent bag and bring it with us on our trip. We opened the final bag on Christmas Day and read our Christmas Eve and Day Jesse Tree devotions together.
We used the brown bag set up this year and in the bags I kept ~ Jesse Tree ornament, Christmas ABC, and the Christmas joke.
Each school day the kids also got a new Christmas sensory bin surprise, and we also did our Birth of Jesus study for 7 of the school days. It was a low stress year, easy to do each day and for the most part, I kept my attitude in check. I am mostly thrilled that the kids learned a lot, the Birth of Jesus study was reason for that!
Here’s a peek into Advent 2013 , thanks to Instagram!
Resources we enjoyed this year…
- Jesse Tree Ornaments & Digital eBook
- Birth of Jesus Bible Study
- Christmas ABCs
- Christmas Jokes
- Christmas Sensory Bin Surprises