Family Home Evening Lesson
Spiritual Advent Ideas
Opening Song: The Nativity Song ( Children's Song Book #52 )
Opening Prayer: Child
Scripture: Matthew 2:1-2
Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem.
Saying where is he that is born King of the Jews? For we have seen his star in the east and are come to worship him.
Just as the wise men spent a long time finding Jesus we also wait with excitement and count down the days until Christmas.
Explain that the first FHE in December is also the First day of December and that we are going to begin counting down until Christmas. It is more important to count down the days until the birth of Jesus, than to think about what presents we are waiting for. Jesus's Birthday is the real reason we celebrate Christmas. You could also have the children make a "present they are going to give Jesus" this Christmas. Have a special box for children to put in a drawing of something they are going to give Jesus this year, or write down their ideas on pieces of paper and put into box. These 'gifts' can be the first you open Christmas Eve or Christmas Morning.
Printable Nativity Advent Calendar This beautiful printable is available in both black and white and already fully colored. Each day a new "character" is added.
Printable Nativity "Go Fish" game
Printable Advent Calendar from The Friend Magazine
Other Advent Ideas
Closing Song: Picture a Christmas ( Children's Song Book #50 )
Closing Prayer: Daddy
Have some little candy/chocolate near your advent calendar for children to have during the month
Have a birthday cake to celebrate Jesus's Birthday (that is coming ;)