Huge list of FREE (and not free, but worth it!) Advent devotionals and resources to share with your children this Christmas season!
If you are looking for advent devotionals to share with your children this Christmas season, this list is sure to give you plenty of ideas! I’d also encourage you to get my Holiday Homeschool Christmas Planner for more ideas, plus a great way to plan and preserve all your holiday memories!
Family Advent Readings and Activities
Celebrate Jesus with a Jesse Tree from Feels Like Home
Beyond the Nativity – Advent Devotional with Nativity Art Study (would be great for Christmas School!)
Christmas Adventure Box – blog style Advent readings and activities
Good Morning Girls Advent Study from Women Living Well
Reasons for the Season – this devotional is simple, but powerful and great for little kids!
The Advent Jesse Tree – this was suggested to me by a friend, and I wasn’t disappointed! It includes devotions for children and adults and is an Amazon Bestseller.
Unwrapping the Greatest Gift – This is our nightly routine during the Advent season – read the book, hang the ornament, eat a piece of candy. And last year, we began reading Day 25 before opening gifts on Christmas morning – it really helped to keep our focus on Christ and slow down our morning.
A fun addition to this would be the Advent activities from The Homegrown Preschooler blog that match each day of this devotional! (note: you will have to search the blog for each day. The link above is for Day 1.)
You can also purchase The Greatest Gift for yourself to use during your Quiet Time!
Advent Reading Plan from Not Consumed
Family Advent Guide from Lifeway
2012 Jesse Tree Advent Devotional from Tired, Need Sleep (adjust for current year)
Advent Boxes from I Can Teach My Child
Advent Coloring Book Pages from Ministry-to-Children
Every Good & Perfect Gift from Proverbial Homemaker – help your children to focus on Christ’s birth and not on material gifts this season!
Proverbial Homemaker also has a couple of fun Christmas-themed Bible Brick Challenges where your child uses Lego® blocks to either tell the story of Jesus’ birth or work through the ornaments associated with the Jesse Tree devotional. Both of these include a devotional to share along with coloring pages and other fun activities!
Need help planning for Christmas?
For many years, I used the 12 Week Holiday Planner to plan our holiday gift giving, menus, decorating, etc. It makes me smile every time I pull it out. While the preparations begin in October, you could definitely benefit from starting now.
It is a comprehensive plan for the holidays
that helps you simplify your days, so you can enjoy the season.
ORDER YOURS HERE!
Melk the Monkey – not a free devotional, but one worth mentioning! Like Elf on a Shelf, but way less creepy (and way more Christ-centered!).
This is the monkey we ordered to go with the Melk book:
Jesse Tree Readings, 3-D Ornaments, & Resources from Catholic Icing
Nature Study Through the Holidays from Our Journey Westward
This is a totally different take on Advent and we LOVE it! Full of nature study ideas that point to Christ, this has been a family favorite for years!
Bible Verse Advent Cards from Happy Home Fairy
Kids’ Advent Devotional from AllGather.org
Need a Kid Friendly Nativity Scene?
The PLAYMOBIL Nativity Set has been a family favorite for many years!
If you are looking for a set with chunkier pieces (for little hands),
I highly recommend the Little People Christmas Story Set
(We keep ours under the Christmas Tree to discourage the little ones from playing with ornaments!)
Don’t miss the FREE Family Christmas Eve Service (this is what we use every year to celebrate Christmas Eve!)
Have a blessed Christmas!