14 Advent Activities for Young Children

 Looking for Advent-themed activities to share with young children?
Here are 14 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.

Explore the four Sundays in Advent with these colourful Advent Lanterns.

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

Countdown the days to Christmas with this colour in Paper Advent Candle.

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

Tell the Christmas Story with chocolate with this simple no-cook 'Rocky Road to Bethlehem' recipe.

Decorate an Advent Tree. This simple tree can be decorated & redecorated, ideal for children to focus on all the characters from the Nativity story.

If you're looking for a fun, quick & simple Advent Countdown that explores the Nativity, then these printable Advent 'Fill in the Blanks' cards are for you.

Make your own Mini Matchbox Nativity Scene to explore the Christmas Story.

Make a Nativity Scene & design your own characters with these printable Nativity Figures.

Make a set of Nativity Story Stones 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.

If you're looking for more Nativity ideas, you might also like our
Creative Ways to Explore the Nativity