“This online experience is designed to help your family celebrate the
Christmas season together. Each day in December, through Christmas
day, a new activity will be posted. You don’t have to do every single
activity, but take some time each day to count down to Christmas.
If you’d like a daily reminder through email or text, go HERE.”
–Crossroads Kid’s Club****
noun \’ad-vent, chiefly British -vnt\
1 the period beginning four Sundays before Christmas and observed by some Christians as a season of prayer and fasting
2 the coming of Christ at the Incarnation*
Advent is a season observed in many Western Christian churches as a time of expectant waiting and preparation for the celebration of the Nativity of Jesus at Christmas. The term is an anglicized version of the Latin word adventus, meaning “coming”.**
Synonyms for Advent
arrival / coming / onset / appearance / approach / entrance / occurrence / visitation
Antonyms for Advent
departure / leaving / end***
Advent is such an important part of the Christmas season. It’s a time of reflection, prayer, and preparation. Unfortunately, it’s also often a time of holiday hustle and everyday busyness. It can be hard to take the time for Advent.
When my son was born, just before the internet became what it is today, I struggled to find kid /family friendly Advent activities. The nights of lighting a candle and reading (for what seemed like forever) content way over my head when I was younger were not what I wanted for my children. I wanted something that would make Advent feel important, exciting, and fun. An experience that would keep the focus of the Christmas season on the birth of our Savior.
The above is the main reason for my excitement last year when I first learned of Crossroads Kids’ Club’s Free Online Advent Experience. The experience was designed to give families ideas for fun ways to celebrate Jesus together during the holiday season and hopefully create daily patterns of worshiping and playing together. It was such an amazing success, it’s back again this year and even better. How awesome! Each day brings new music, videos, stories, activities and downloads to engage your family in the Advent season together. Not only do they make Advent meaningfully fun, but you can even sign up to have daily reminders emailed or text to you. Check out a preview of this year’s content (click the numbers on the right to see individual days).
Check it out!
Show them on day one and I bet you’re kids don’t let a day pass by
*** Roget’s 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group viaThesaurus.com
**** Crossroads Kids’ Club is a ministry through Cincinnati based Crossroads Christian Churchfor ages infant through fifth grade. Crossroads does an amazing job of getting kids excited about the Lord!
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Daily Online Family Advent Experience – FREE!