All About Advent
What is Advent? What makes the season of advent special? Why do we see the colour purple and use the advent wreath? This short video can help!
Advent in School
I have scoured the internet for the best examples of Advent themed school work that primary schools have shared.
Pencaitland Primary School took this photo of one of their year groups with their very own Wreath and holding up some of their other Christmas display
This is a brilliant example of a Advent Wreath display that has been made by St Mary’s Catholic Primary School
This a a fantastic display that Our Lady’s Catholic Primary School has created to be displayed outside of their assembly hall
Make an Advent Wreath
This video below is a simple step-by-step guide on how to make an Advent Wreath- created by Triangle Nursery
“A donkey named Bo yearns for a life beyond the village mill. One day, he finds the courage to break free, embarking on an adventure. On his journey, he teams with Ruth, a lovable sheep, and Dave, a dove. Bo and his new friends follow the Star and become accidental heroes in the greatest story ever told — the first Christmas.”
Advent Blessing Jar
This blog showcases a more charitably orientated type of Advent calendar; called a Blessing Jar. The idea being you choose a charity that is close to your heart and then on 24 popsicle sticks, write a countable blessing in your life that you may overlook- for example, how many rooms are in your house, then you count that blessing out and place that many pennies into your jar for the charity.
This idea can be changed to suit more of a classroom environment; write down individual acts of kindness on a popsicle stick- one for each student in your class. And each day have every student pick a random stick from the jar. And once they have completed that act of kindness, have them make a note of it on a piece of paper. Repeat this each day throughout Advent and at the end, every child will have a recount of all the good that they have done throughout the month of December.