Devotional and Activities Resources for Advent

November 26, 2021 | Family Ministries

The Family Ministries team has put together a list of advent resources for all ages. We pray you will find some of these useful during this Advent season!

Shadow and Light by Tsh Oxenreider
Suitable for adults or a family with pre-teens/teenagers to read together, this book includes a short Bible passage and reflection for each day of Advent. There is a dedicated Spotify playlist with a song and a website with a piece of art (created by diverse artists across time periods) for each day.

Unwrapping the Greatest Gift: A Family Celebration of Advent by Ann Voskamp
Longer selections retelling Old Testament connections to Jesus’ coming (suitable for older elementary kids). There are also ornaments to color and hang for each day. You could even hang these ornaments on a “Jesse” tree leading up to Christmas!

The Adventure of Christmas by Ed Drew
Designed to take less than 10 minutes each day, this book includes Bible passages from Luke and Matthew with questions for kids ages 3-high school. There are also a few suggested fun activities for each day. Accompanying advent calendars are also available for separate purchase.

The Advent Project: A Challenge to Journal, Reflect, and Celebrate Christ’s Birth
Free Download of the Advent Toolkit
This easy, interactive study takes only a few minutes per day! Although it is meant as a companion for the Advent Project book, the toolkit comes with a reading plan with cards for each day, a printout with 25 ways to share Christ at Christmas, 12 questions cards with conversation starters on Christmas traditions, and 2 calligraphy coloring pages.

The Jesus Storybook Bible Advent Printable by Sally Lloyd-Jones
Suitable for families with young children, this 2021 Advent Kit is FREE and comes with 24 printable Christmas ornaments, a reading plan for each day of December, a Christmas soundtrack, coloring pages from The Jesus Storybook Bible Coloring Book, printable memory cards and more. You can purchase The Jesus Storybook Bible Christmas Collection book to use alongside your kit, but it is not necessary.

D6 Advent Kit
This kit has something for each person in the family. Devotions about the names of Jesus with famous carol connections, discussion questions that even involve young children, family activity suggestions, ornament ideas and instructions, and more! There are a limited number of these available for SHC families at the Welcome Desk, so stop by and pick one up at your convenience.