The Advent Adventure – Week 1

The Advent Adventure

A few weeks ago I did a post about our Advent learning plans on this site. The title of the post is “The Advent Adventure”. We always find a way to keep the focus on Christ during the Christmas holiday season. This year we have a set of 25 boxes. Each box contains an item that is often seen around this time of year. Things like Christmas trees, lights, bells, carolers, etc… Each item is meant to be a conversation starter to discuss the birth of Jesus. An example is,

 The Stocking is a symbol that God directs our day-to-day “steps.”

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him and he will direct your paths. Proverbs 3: 5-6

From this post a daily family devotional has been born. Each day there will be a verse and a craft that correlate with the Christmas item in the box. Sunday’s are an exception, their will be a scripture reading followed by lighting of that week’s Advent candle. I encourage you to use that day as a family prayer day. I will post the verse, craft ideas etc.. at The Hoggatt Homeschool each Sunday in December. Monday’s the craft “How-to” will be posted on the Homeschool Survial site in more detail so make sure to visit both sites!

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This Week’s Feature Craft is…

Dec. 4 – Angels… The significance of the angels is great. An angel announced the good news to Mary, Joesph and the Shepherds.

 Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying,

“Glory to God in the highest heaven,

and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.” Luke 2:13-14

Christmas Angel

For this craft you will need:

  • Paper lace doily
  • Tongue depressor
  • Cotton ball
  • Pipe cleaner cut in half
  • Tacky craft glue or hot glue (use only hot glue with close adult supervision)
  • Markers

Begin by drawing a face on one side of the tongue depressor. Then glue on the cotton ball to form hair. Next, make a loop in one side of the pipe cleaner leaving a longer stem on the other side (see picture below). The pipe cleaner will then look kind of like a bubble wand.

Angel 1

Glue pipe cleaner “stem” to the back side of the tongue depressor and bend circle over to form the halo of the angel.

You are now ready for the wings and skirt. Start by cutting the paper doily in half. I used a heart shaped doily left over from valentines crafts but a circle or oval shaped would work well also.

Angel 2

Using half, (I used the top half since mine was heart shaped) fold and tack down in the middle. This will become the angels wings. Glue tongue depressor angel body to the middle that was tacked together. Make sure that the face of the angel is in front. Use the bottom half as the angels skirt. Let children decorate as the wish with markers, paint, glitter etc… You could also add a loop of yarn to create a Christmas ornament for your tree.

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Make sure to check out more Advent Adventure crafts at The Hoggatt Homeschool!

About Emmalee

Emmalee is a mother of three beautiful girls, ages 6, 5 & 2. She also works full time operating a childcare from her home. She and her family live in rural Southeast Kansas and enjoy the country life on their growing “Triple-A-Farm.” She enjoys the outdoors, being in the kitchen and diving into God's word. Emmalee also has a passion for children and family kingdom ministries. She blogs at www.thehoggatthomeschool.com, where she shares a hodgepodge of recipes, craft ideas, homeschooling tips, resources and devotions.

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