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What Is Advent And Why Is It Important?

The word advent means “arrival” or “an appearing or coming into place.” Christ’s first advent was during Christmas when He came to this earth as a baby. In time, He will have His second coming or second advent, when He comes back to earth.

The Christmas season is a great time to prepare your heart to celebrate Christ’s birth and to anticipate Christ’s second coming. An advent calendar can provide valuable talking points for you to have with your child about why we really celebrate Christmas. This advent calendar provides a wonderful opportunity for you to share Christ’s love and truth with your child this Christmas season.

For each day, you will find a short Bible reference to read and an activity or question to ask your child. You also get a video to watch, leading up to Christmas! The Kid's Christmas Calendar is for children ages 6-12 and the Jr. Christmas Calendar is for children ages 3-6. Read the Bible verses first, then watch the Leadership Video by clicking the picture. On each video page you can also download a lesson .pdf with a Family Activity and Children's Devotional! We hope you enjoy the calendar and have a very Merry Christmas as we celebrate Jesus' birth!

Kid's Advent Calendar

Day 12

Christmas Shop of Wonders Lesson 1
Read: Luke 1:26-38. Mary's Story.

Day 11

Christmas Shop of Wonders Lesson 2
Read: Luke 1:39-56. Elizabeth's Story.

Day 10

Center Stage Lesson 2
Read: Luke 1:46-56. David worships God.

Day 9

Christmas Shop of Wonders Lesson 3
Read: Matthew 1:18-25. Joseph's Story.

Day 8

Christmas Shop of Wonders Lesson 4
Read: Luke 2:8-20. The Shepherds and the Angel's Story.

Day 7

Christmas Shop of Wonders Lesson 5
Read: Luke 2:25-35. Simeon's Story.

Day 6

Christmas Shop Of Wonders Lesson 6
Read: Matthew 2:1-18. Herod's Story.

Day 5

Christmas Shop of Wonders Lesson 7
Read: Matthew 2:1-18. The Wise Men's Story.

Day 4

To The Depths Lesson 8
Read: John 3:16-17. The Salvation Story.

Day 3

Allaso Ranch Lesson 1
Read: Luke 15:1-17. The Parable of the Lost Sheep.

Day 2

Center Stage Lesson 1
Read: Mark 10:17-22. The Rich Young Man's Story.

Day 1

Christmas Shop of Wonders Lesson 8
Read: Luke 2:6-7 and Isaiah 9:6. Jesus' Story.

Jr. Advent Calendar

Day 12

Christmas Shop of Wonders Jr. Lesson 1
Read: Luke 1:26-38. Mary's Story.

Day 11

Entourage Jr. Lesson 5
Read: Luke 17:11-19. Jesus Heals.

Day 10

Christmas Shop of Wonders Jr. Lesson 2
Read: Luke 1:39-56. Elizabeth's Story.

Day 9

Entourage Jr. Lesson 2
Read: Luke 3:1-22. John The Baptist's Story.

Day 8

Christmas Shop of Wonders Jr. Lesson 3
Read: Matthew 1:18-25. Joseph's Story.

Day 7

Christmas Shop of Wonders Lesson 4
Read: Luke 2:8-20. The Shepherds' and the Angels' Story.

Day 6

Entourage Jr. Lesson 1
Read: Luke 2:1-21 and Matthew 2:1-12. The Birth of Jesus.

Day 5

Christmas Shop of Wonders Jr. Lesson 5
Read: Luke 2:25-35. Simeon's Story.

Day 4

Christmas Shop of Wonders Jr. Lesson 6
Read: Matthew 1:18-25. The Wise Men's Story.

Day 3

Christmas Shop of Wonders Lesson 8
Read: Luke 2:36-38. Anna's Story.

Day 2

Center Stage Jr. Lesson 8
Read: John 1:1-5. The Salvation Story.

Day 1

Christmas Shop of Wonders Lesson 7
Read: 1 John 4:9-10 and John 3:16. Jesus' Story.