4 Meaningful Ways To Get Your Kids Ready For Advent

I remember my sisters and I were always excited about Christmas as kids. In fact, we looked forward to new clothes, shoes, the special delicacies, family visits etc. We looked forward to stories we were going to tell our friends about Christmas.

For us Christmas meant partying, fireworks, loud music from speakers, uncontrolled eating and unrestrained drinking especially our favorites, the list is endless…

But now the commercialization of Christmas has gone ballistic. It is a whole new level.

Now that I am a mom, I am left wondering what my kids would think about Christmas. I ponder on the importance of the things we do at this time without feeling overly critical.

May be our children thoughts are not far from the hype of shopping, the inviting decorations, family and friends gatherings, school presentations, church programs, amid other activities. I can’t tell! But hold on, who are we kidding?

In our hearts, each of us know what Christmas should mean. We know it should be about Jesus. But do we live it out?

Do the activities we engage in line up with what we believe?

Are we reflecting the true meaning of Christmas to our kids?

It is safe to assume many of our children know the story of Joseph and Mary. But many do not know the true relevance of Christ birth. Many children do not understand the purpose of the birth of Christ. Often I hear mom friends say they are too young. But I beg to differ.

I believe educating my children on all else but my faith is hypocrisy. 

Going forward folks, what if we chose a different Christmas tradition this year? 

Christmas is all about Jesus. We should keep this way. When we do things  outside of Jesus this season it becomes mere festivity. 

 

4 Meaningful Ways To Ready Your Kids For Advent

Here are four meaningful ways to help your kids prepare for advent.

Show Them Jesus. Ensure everyday leading up to the Christmas day your children meet Jesus in the scriptures. In our upcoming Family devotional series, everyday verses focus on aspect our Lord Jesus. While you share about Jesus  daily, try to focus on something He did or relevance of the study. 

 

Take your children along with the Advent Bible Devotional. Choose a different family gathering spot. Sit around the fireplace, on the bed, under the high table if you like. 

 

Choose Family Activities that reinforce what they have learnt.  There are lots of activities in this season. You have a lot of ideas to choose from. Let me stress that you choose what corresponds to with your Advent studies, what is pocket friendly and most of all what involves everyone. The upcoming daily devotional includes activities the everyone in the family can do.

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Family Advent Prayers. Make your kids pray specific prayers in this season. Find a box and make everyone write a special prayer, add list of people to pray for, specific needs etc. Choose specific time in the mornings or evenings to make your prayers.

Miracles happen!

Last year we had 7 Days Advent Devotional but I am thrilled to write alongside with my Editor and sweet friend, Bettie Gilbert for 25 Days! Bettie will be riding along with us on this journey. She is a faith-filled writer with passionately sharing testimonies of God’s Grace. 

I honestly don’t want you to miss any thing!

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13 thoughts on “4 Meaningful Ways To Get Your Kids Ready For Advent”

  1. I love this time of preparation and the focus it brings to why we really celebrate Christmas. Praying your series and your family are blessed as you seek Jesus!

  2. I have loved celebrating Advent with my family, knowing that the twenty five days will give me a lot longer time to communicate all the rich theological truth behind the Christmas story.

  3. I have older kids now, but even still, it’s always good to make sure we have a sacred perspective of this time of year. As mine were growing up, some years we did better with this than others. Thankful for the baby King who is worthy of all our worship. Merry Christmas, Ifeoma. 🙂 xoxo

  4. A wonderful way to prepare for Christmas and the incarnation of our Savior. When my children were little we read advent books every year that had scripture. Thanks for taking on this meaningful project! And thanks for linking up at TrekkingThru.

  5. We were just talking with our teenagers about this last night. I was shocked to hear that in their Religious Education class they were not discussing the birth of Jesus and the story of the 3 wise men. I’m so glad we as a family covered this when they were young and spent time reading the miracles of Jesus.

    Ellen x
    http://www.elfeelgoodsvintage.uk
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