10 Advent Activities for Young Children

 Looking for Advent-themed activities to share with young children?
Here are 10 interactive activities to explore together during the Advent Season.

 Create an Advent Box to open on December 1st & explore in the run up to Christmas.

Make your own Glowing Paper Advent Candles as an alternative to an Advent wreath. This simple upcycled craft focuses on key themes during Advent.

Instead of a traditional Advent calendar create an Advent Countdown. Follow the Star on an Interactive Journey with 25 activity ideas for young children.

Design a natural Advent Wreath & light one candle each Sunday during Advent.

Share a book together & discover the Nativity story with one of these 15 Nativity Story Books for 0-5 years

Build your own Bethlehem with a few upcycled materials. This makes a great small world play scene to explore during the run-up to Christmas.

Decorate an Advent Tree. This simple tree can be decorated & redecorated, ideal for children to focus on all the characters from the Nativity story.
Make your own Advent Tree with paper figures to colour in.


Share a little love with these Advent Angels & explore generosity & Thanksgiving with children.


Explore the gifts of the Three Wise Men with this tactile multi-sensory activity. This could be used during Advent, or at Epiphany.


However you & your family celebrate Advent I wish you a happy time together
as you prepare for the joy of Christmas.

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