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 Mini Matchbox Nativity Scene to explore the Christmas Story.

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.


 Wishing you & your family a happy time together
as you prepare for the joy of Christmas.

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