Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Preparing for Advent: An Illustrated Advent for Families (with 15% off in November1)

First of all, I have to say that I absolutely love this!!

Adam at Illustrated Children's Ministry has produced an Advent pack of devotionals and activities for families which became available this week and is well worth a look if you are interested in a more structured, creative way of thinking about Advent at home with your children.  Plus, Adam has given Flame readers a generous offer:  if you use the code Flame15 you will get 15% off orders throughout November!

Full of things to do and things to think about, this resource is an excellent way of keeping the focus on Jesus in an absorbing and engaging way, accessible to children (and adults!) of all ages.

The pack is split into two different sections:

·      Weekly devotionals for the family including a short scripture passage, a reflection, a set of discussion questions to think about when colouring, an activity and a prayer- as well as some amazing colouring sheets
·      A build your own Nativity set to colour and make
·      An activity Advent calendar with an activity and a square to colour for every day of the season

The colouring sheets are beautiful and I know plenty of adults who would be absorbed in them too!  The Advent activity list is really well thought out and includes crafts, cookery, neighbourhood exploration and thinking about Christmas celebrations in other cultures. There are a few things on the Advent activity list that I’m going to be trying out myself.  I’ve always wanted to make Christmas crackers!

Click here to see more details of the pack and don't forget to use the code Flame15 throughout November if you want to order!

Happy Advent preparations!!

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