Continuing my search… I wandered across a website that provided a calendar of activities for each day of Advent. (It happened to be a calendar from 2007, so the dates/days didn’t match up…but it worked) For each day there was a scripture, activity, ideas and a song to sing. Each day you were to light the appropriate number of candles for the advent week. Very cool!! Due to the happenings of life we didn’t followed the schedule every day but it was so much fun to learn and teach the kiddies.
I am excited for next year. As you can see from the pictures, my candles are not the traditional purple, pink and white. I just used the candles I had on hand.
During Advent, I also re-learned some lessons. One lesson in particular- on the “Peace” Sunday I arrived at church thinking about peace, my heart filled with His peace, feeling peaceful and having a peaceful morning (get the theme) and then in the beginning of the second service (yes, I was attending both services that morning) something VERY, VERY UN-PEACEFUL happened. This incident was bigger than a potty accident or misbehaving child, this was earth- shaking. My “peace” could have disappeared in an instant, but His peace stayed with me, bringing me peace in the middle of turmoil.
|Gathering supplies for our candy calendar.|
|First step: glue cardboard to posterboard.|
|Write numbers, add 2pieces of candy, |
stuff with tissue paper.
I used smarties.
|Tie a bow around it.|