Activities, lesson plans, worksheets, videos, prayers, and teaching ideas to help you teach children and teens about Advent.
The Religion Teacher’s Advent Activity Pack provides teachers, catechists, DREs, and homeschooling parents with creative ideas to teach children about the liturgical season of Advent.
Advent offers our children a great opportunity to encounter Christ as they await in joyful hope of the Lord’s coming on Christmas. The resources in this activity pack will help you lead young people into an encounter with Christ.
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What will you get in the Advent Activity Pack? The resources include:
- 25+ worksheets and graphic organizers to help students understand, meditate, and pray about important Advent themes
- 6 Advent videos and graphic organizers
- 6 easy-to-implement lessons to use throughout the season of Advent
- 6 short Advent quizzes
- Prayer ideas to start and end each Advent lesson
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- The Meaning of Advent
- The Meaning of the Advent Wreath
- The Second Coming of Christ
- The Preaching of St. John the Baptist
- Gaudete Sunday
- The Names & Titles of Jesus
- The O Antiphons
- The Annunciation
- Joseph’s Annunciation
- The Visitation
Special Combo Offer: Get The Religion Teacher’s Jesse Tree Kit Half-Off!
The Religion Teacher’s Jesse Tree Kit, priced for a limited time at $14.95 as well, can be purchased together with the Advent Activity Pack for only $22.95. This Jesse Tree Kit includes pre-designed Jesse Tree ornaments and symbols, ornaments with names only, and blank ornaments for students to create on their Jesse Tree symbols.
Jesse Trees are used in many classrooms and homes to learn and pray about the many people and events leading up to the birth of Christ. Creating Jesse Trees can be an excellent learning experience that will help students learn about many Old Testament figures.
This particular Jesse Tree also puts a special focus on the key figures of the Old Testament and New Testament leading up to the birth of Christ. It also includes the O Antiphons as key titles of Christ for the final days of Advent.
All twenty-four ornaments in The Religion Teacher’s Jesse Tree Kit come with a handout that includes:
- a Scripture suggestion
- an explanation of the meaning of the symbol
- other symbol suggestions
- a reflection
- and a short prayer
These can be used in the classroom each day as a prayer-starter or a full Advent project for students to complete alone or in groups. You can also send these handouts home with the students to share with their parents and families.
Buy the Advent Combo Pack, which includes the The Religion Teacher’s Advent Activity Pack and Jesse Tree Kit at only $22.95.