CtK Kids! Countdown to Christmas

“ADVENT.ures”

Adapted for CtK Kids! to be used with CtK Kids! Videos.

A family activity every day of Advent.

Do one, do them all, just watch and talk… and get ready for Jesus!

This is the resource page for the Bible readings and activites shown on CtK Kids! (start with Week 58)

Right-click on the image above each day, open in a new tab, and print the coloring/activity page. Some days have linked text to a larger imag. Or you can create your own family activities to Countdown to Christmas and the arrival of Jesus!

Wednesday, December 1

The Wreath

Read John 10:7-11

Print the advent wreath. Color the wreath part only.

Save your wreath as we’ll color more of it in the days to come.

Thursday, December 2

Candles

Read John 8:12

Color ONE of the candles (and its flame!) in your wreath.

Friday, December 3

Christmas Cards

Read 3 John 13-15

Print and color this card and give it to someone!

Don’t forget to write some kind words on the inside.

(Extra fun points if you actually mail it)

Saturday, December 4

Snowflakes

Read Isaiah 1:18

Print and cut out the snowflake above, or create your own from scratch.

2nd Sunday Of Advent - December 5

Come to church at 9am… or join us on the Livestream.

Color the second candle in your wreath.

Candy Canes

Read John 10:11-15

Make a Candy Cane out of cookie dough, Play-Doh, pipe cleaners… or print and color the candy cane above.

Monday, December 6

Santa Claus

Read Ephesians 2:8-10

Print and color the St. Nicholas picture above the way you think Santa Claus looks.

 

Tuesday, December 7

Ornaments

Read Philippians 4:4-7

Create an ornament for your Christmas tree using anything you want! Or print and decorate this one.

Wednesday, December 8

The Star

Read Matthew 2:1-2, 9-10

Go out and do some stargazing! Or have some fun coloring the star picture above.

(cut it out and stick it on top of your tree if you like)

Thursday, December 9

Angels

Read 2 Corinthians 5:20-21

Make a handprint/footprint angel! Use paint like the one above or trace your hands and foot like Ms. Mandy does in the Week 58 CtK Kids! video.

Friday, December 10

Holly

Read 1 Peter 5:4

Print, cut out, and decorate these crowns – make one for everyone in your family!

Saturday, December 11

Bells

Read 1 Corinthians 13:1-13

Print the bell picture above as many times you need so there’s a bell for each member of your family and write (or draw) something you love about each person – be sure to include YOURSELF!

3rd Sunday Of Advent - December 12

Come to church at 9am… or join us on the Livestream.

Today right after church is Holiday Hoopla! Join us in the Community Hall to build whatever you want with graham crackers and candy. It’s SUPER fun!!!

Color the third candle in your wreath.

Doves

Read John 14:27

Print and cut out the dove shape above. Cut a slit where the line is and thread a fan-folded piece of paper through for wings. Ms. Mandy shows you how in CtK Kids! Week 59. Add a string and hang your dove in a peaceful place.

Monday, December 13

Cookies

Read John 6:32-35

Make some cookies!

You can use this easy recipe, buy pre-made dough at the store, make a gingerbread person out of Play-Doh, or trace cookie cutter shapes onto paper and color them.

 

Tuesday, December 14

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

Read 1 Corinthians 12: 14-26

Print out and complete THIS WORKSHEET. You can write out or use pictures to describe your talents – or do both!

Wednesday, December 15

Stockings

Read Micah 5:2

Peel your sock off your foot (the stinkier the better!). Now go get something you love and treasure and put it in your smelly old sock. Ask your grownup to guess what’s in your stinky, smelly, perhaps-a-little-damp sock. No hints allowed – except if they want to hold your sock with the object in it to FEEL it – through your sock – they can have at it.

Thursday, December 16

Ships

Read Isaiah 60:1-9

Make an Origami Boat. Click on the instructions above or follow along with Ms. Mandy in the Week 59 video

Friday, December 17

The Poinsettia

Read Isaiah 11:1-2

Complete your own family tree using the template above – or make your own.

Saturday, December 18

Presents

Read Colossians 1:24-29

Make a heart – your heart – for Jesus. Cut out, color and decorate however you like.

4th Sunday Of Advent - December 19

Come to church at 9am… or join us on the Livestream.

Today is the LIVE NATIVITY! Show up at CtK by 8:30am if you want a costume and a part in the show! Dogs are welcome as well.

Color the fourth candle in your wreath.

The Tree

Read Matthew 7:7-8

If you have a real Christmas Tree – use that. If you don’t – go for a walk. You want 2 pine branches – not massive ones! Remove the needles if you want. Get some string and fasten your branches into a cross. Put the cross in your room or home somewhere and let it dry out. We’ll use it again at Lent in a few months.

Monday, December 20

Home

Read John 15:9-17

Make paper doll family and friends!

You can use the template above or draw your own. Make everyoine in your family, everyone you’ll see at Christmas, or everyone you WON’T see at Christmas but wish you could.

 

Tuesday, December 21

Carols

Read Psalm 96:1-6

Print out and complete THIS CHRISTMAS CAROL QUIZ. Play against someone or with someone, it’s your call. Don’t know a carol? Give it a listen!

(Here are the answers in case you get stuck.)

Wednesday, December 22

Lights

Read Matthew 5:14-16

Tonight, go on a Christmas Light Tour with your grownup. Walk or drive around your neighborhood and look at all the Christmas Light splendor. Appreciate the time and effort that your neighbors put in – and remember to carry the light of Jesus with you always.

Thursday, December 23

The Lamb

Read John 1:29-34

Make a lamb ornament. Print the lamb head cut-out above (you may have to size it down). Glue cotton balls together. Glue the head on. Cut out legs and glue them on, too. Watch Ms. Mandy attempt it in the Week 60 video.

Christmas Eve - December 24

Come to church at 5pm or 7pm… or join us on the Livestream at 5pm. Missed it? You can find it on CtK’s Vimeo Channel any time after 6pm on 12/24.

Color the flame of the center candle in your wreath.

The Crèche

Read Luke 2:1-20

Now your Advent wreath is complete. Baby Jesus is here! Merry Christmas!!