12.19.2008

Week 4

Here's what we'll be doing next week to celebrate the Christmas season:

Sunday: Light the Angel candle on our Advent log, read "The Eighth Day of Christmas" from the book, The Real 12 Days of Christmas and attend our church's Christmas play

Monday: Read "The Ninth Day" from The Real 12 Days of Christmas and make angels with the kids' footprints and handprints

Tuesday: Read "The Tenth Day" from The Real 12 Days of Christmas, read about the wise men giving gifts to Jesus, make gifts-in-a-jar to pass out to our neighbors, go caroling in the neighborhood and pass out the gifts we made. I love this quote from Lisa Whelchel's book The ADVENTure of Christmas, regarding the gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh..."Who would give such strange gifts to a baby? Wise men would."

Wednesday: Light the Christ candle on our Advent log, read "The Eleventh Day" from The Real 12 Days of Christmas, do our homemade-gift family gift exchange (more on this later), and place Baby Jesus in the straw-filled manger under our Christmas tree

Thursday:
Each child will receive an invitation to a special Christmas dinner, which will be lit by all 5 of the candles on our Advent log and we'll read about the final day, "The Twelfth Day of Christmas" from The Real 12 Days of Christmas

1 comment:

AndiMae said...

I have been such a horrible commenter lately, but I have really really loved your advent ideas, Jenny! I didn't really end up doing advent stuff with my little ones this year, but I will definitely come back here next Christmas for inspiration!

P.S. I miss you, dear friend! I can't believe we haven't seen you guys in so long. When are you planning on starting up preschool again?