1. Make an Advent Coloring Book
This website has free coloring pages for each week of Advent! Your children can color 1 page a week and by the end of Advent have a beautiful keepsake for future Advent seasons to come.
Picture courtesy of: http://www.blessedbeyondadoubt.com/advent-coloring-pages/
2. Handprint Stable
Crafty Morning has a super cute and very simple handprint stable activity for your children. What a simple way to remind our children this season is about Jesus's birth!
3. Toilet Paper Roll Advent Wreath
The Advent season we were moving and our lives were anything BUT structured, my oldest son and I made this portable, burn-free Advent wreath and it was so much fun for him to "light" it each night. Even though our real Advent wreath was packed up, we could still celebrate the season waiting in anticipation for the coming of Christ. If you have a few pieces of construction paper and a few TP rolls lying around the house, then you can make one too! Who needs something fancy when you can make a kid friendly Advent wreath? Am I right? Learn more specifics here.
P.S. I will say that since we didn't have any Popsicle sticks at the time, I just make the flames wider than the size of the opening of the TP roll, when cut a small vertical slit on each side so the flame could slide onto the top of the roll. A very easy adaptation if you don't have Popsicle sticks.
Picture courtesy of: http://www.makinglearningfun.com/themepages/ChristmasToiletPaperAdventWreath.htm
4. Manger Fingerprint Scene
Crafty Morning has another cute and very simple craft activity, a fingerprint manger scene complete with Baby Jesus. Just think of the memories you'll have of those little fingerprints years from now when you put this out of your Advent decorations bin! What a sweet, sweet memory.
So there you have it, a few simple but fun crafts to do with the kids this Advent season. Have any family traditions you do for Advent season? Please feel free to share!
Many blessings to you and yours,