Grab Your Free Advent Calendar (New Year’s bonus activities included!)

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Looking for a simple, Christ-oriented Advent calendar for your young family? I’ve got your back! And… I’ve even got some New Year’s day prep fun, too!

Most of these activities are user-friendly for those who are going to be closer to home during the holiday season.

More importantly, the purpose of these activities is to point us back to Christ.

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

If you’re curious about trying out an Advent calendar for the first time, this could be a great option!

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Grab Your Free Advent Calendar (New Year’s bonus activities included!)

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    What’s included in the calendar

    I borrowed from a variety of fantastic sources (links at the bottom of this post) to create a toddler + couple-oriented Advent calendar.

    Each day has the following structure:

    • Scripture (typically 1-3 verses)
    • Family Time
    • Couple Time

    As BLOGGER suggested, for young children it may be best to focus on 1-3 verses a day rather than reading a long section of Scripture. So, we’re giving it a shot each year!

    For our family activities, I tried to choose activities that weren’t choking hazards and friendly for were friendly for young kids who still like to nibble on random objects.

    A few family activities include:

    • Drinking hot chocolate or milk
    • Making artwork for others
    • Playing with Christmas decorations
    • Dancing to Christmas music

    Finally, during this holiday season it can be easy for times with our spouses to get buried in the chaos. For this reason, I included simple activities and conversation starters for you and your spouse to connect.

    A few couple activities include:

    • Sharing the top three things we love about each other
    • Praying for our marriage
    • Discussing your priorities for the upcoming holidays – what matters most to each of you?
    • Dreaming about the New Year!

    Head’s Up: Advent Calendar’s Simple Format

    If you’re looking for a stunningly beautiful advent calendar to print off, this isn’t it. However, you’re welcome to use the content to make a more striking calendar.

    If you’re looking for a simply formatted, low-ink usage option to print at home, this is the one for you.

    (By the way, I’m not hating on the beautiful printable creators. They blow my mind! It’s just not my focus right now.)

    Bonus New Year’s focus

    A new year can be so exciting. The time between Christmas and New Year’s can also go by incredibly fast.

    It’s all too easy to realize you haven’t thought about the upcoming year until it’s December 31.

    With this in mind, I added some intentional activities for December 25-December 31.

    As with the Advent portion, each day has the following items:

    • Scripture (typically 1-3 verses)
    • Family Time
    • Couple Time

    A few of the New Year’s activities include:

    • Take 10 minutes for meditation
    • Watch family videos
    • Start a photo book of your favorite memories
    • Take a family photo
    • Have a mock New Year’s party! (Early bedtimes are real.)
    • Cast a vision for your family for the next year

    Recapping the free Advent calendar

    There are countless Advent calendars out there, each with their own focus. Here’s some of the resources I referred to when building our calendar:

    Regardless of what you decide to do, I encourage you to remember these key things:

    • The reason for the season – Jesus! Use this time and the silly/sweet activities to grow closer and learn more about our Savior!
    • Give yourself grace if things go awry. That’s okay. Do what works for you. Disregard and let go of the rest.

    I hope this can be a joy-giving starting point for you to celebrate Christmas and New Year’s!

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