Enjoy an Advent Calendar With Your Grandkids

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Thanksgiving, Advent, and Christmas are my three favorite holidays, although I do enjoy all the holidays. With Thanksgiving getting closer and Advent right on its heels, it’s definitely time to start thinking about Advent calendars to share with our grandkids, as part of their homeschooling programs or just for fun, along with other interesting ways to celebrate the season with them. Of course, one of the first places I plan to start is with SandwichINK’s own Grandparents: Advent Fun from last year. Then it’ll be time to find new ideas from various other sites.

As you can imagine, I was quite excited this morning to open my email and discover a cute article from TipJunkie. She has several fun Advent calendars we can enjoy making with our grandkids.

From there I went on to my favorite Advent Calendar site yet – an online Advent Calendar! It’s all set up for December 1 – 25. When you click on a date, you find a Bible reading, activity, craft, recipe, delightful Christmas hymn, and fun Christmas song.  From the Legend of the Candy Cane to a cute Gingerbread House and lots more, there’s plenty to keep grandkids and grandparents busy throughout the month of December, while keeping the primary focus on the fact that Jesus is the Reason for the Season. 🙂

How about you? What are your favorite Advent calendars? Also, don’t forget to sign up for the FREE SandwichINK email to stay on top of all the new holiday ideas, resources, and projects coming your way this season and throughout the year. 🙂

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  • what is advent?
    .-= karen´s last blog ..Karen I Lost My Nose =-.

  • Hi Karen, Advent is the 4 weeks leading up to Christmas. It starts the fourth Sunday before December 25 and ends at Christmas. One of the primary traditions is to light candles and do devotions to help prepare you and your family for Christmas, with the focus usually staying on the birth of Jesus. The first Sunday you light one red candle, the second Sunday you light two red candles, then three, then four, and finally, on Christmas Day you light the fifth candle which is white.

    Other fun things to do during this time are to use an Advent calendar to count down the days, along with incorporating various crafts and activities as we have fun preparing for Christmas. My grandkids and I also enjoy reading various Christmas books during the entire season. 🙂

  • Hi – thanks for stopping by! I can see we both have Advent on the brain, and for much the same reasons! I’ve done a series of Pre-Advent posts, every Sunday for a number of weeks now, trying to encourage people to make Chistmas more meaningful by approaching it via Advent. I see it as taking the time to reflect on the story of Jesus’ birth, and what that means in our lives today. Some of my blogging friends are Christians, some are spiritual in a different way, and some have no active faith. I hope that those who want to can blog together this Advent, perhaps by sharing Advent thoughts and activities each Sunday, and can grown in faith through what we share. I’d love it if you’d join in – next Sunday I’ll be asking people how they want to organise it!
    .-= Floss´s last blog ..Advent into Christmas, and beyond… =-.

  • Hi Floss, I enjoyed the visit to your site. THanks for the invite. I’ll definitely watch for it. 🙂

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