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original article published 8 November 2010
Bring the magic of Christmas alive with these festive activities, one for each day of Advent, and build the anticipation of this important Christian festival
All about Advent…
Advent is a very special period in the Christian calendar, full of excitement, tradition and expectation, as it prepares for Christmas and the celebration of the birth of Jesus. The first Sunday of Advent starts on 27 November to 3rd December and the period lasts until Christmas Eve. During Advent there are many special customs to keep, dates and events to observe, and preparations to make – many of which can be exciting and inspiring for young children.
Try these activities with your children during Advent to enthuse them and enhance their learning and development, while building their anticipation and understanding of this unique celebration.
More about Advent…
Discover more about the festival of Advent with this useful online article, ‘Festival facts: Advent’.
Activities in this article:
- Calendar countdown
- Seasonal greetings
- Angels up high
- Secret snowman
- ‘Dear Santa…’
- Festive garlands
- The King declares…!
- Christingle celebrations
- Go crackers!
- Nativity role play
- Stocking surprise!
- Carols and crafts!
- ‘Twas the night before Christmas…’
- Going for gold!
- Seasonal scents
- Super stars!
- Little lambs
- Festive foods
- I spy… winter birds
- Rudolph’s treat
- Santa’s sleigh
- Daylight lanterns
- Pretty trees
- The Nativity
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