Make Advent Meaningful for Your Students

Advent is such a special time. It marks a new year in the church and helps us prepare for the coming of Christ at Christmas. It is easy for students to forget the true meaning of Advent and Christmas, so I have compiled a list of ways to make Advent more meaningful this year. 

Prayer Partners

Have students engage in prayer with a peer this Advent. Whether they just pray a common prayer or engage in faith filled dialogue, this will allow students to grow and share their faith. If you are looking for a full set of prayer partner cards/prompts check them out here.

December Acts of Kindness

This is such a sweet and simple way to encourage students to be kind during the month of December. Grab my free Acts of Kindness calendar today!

Advent ABCs

Have students learn about Advent and Christmas through the Advent ABCs. Either hang them up around your classroom or have students complete the booklet. This activity will definitely deepen your students’ understanding of the season.

Create a Fun Parent Gift

Last year we did a super cute ornament for parents which highlighted the good things that happen over the year. We will definitely be doing this one again- cost effective, super meaningful, and great to look back at years down the road. Check it out here.

Set up a Manger Scene and Advent Wreath

I love having a manger scene and Advent wreath up in my classroom. Typically I have two of each up- one in my classroom and one in the hallway to share with the students of my floor. This is just a daily reminder about the importance of Advent. If you are looking for a great hallway display for Advent, check out my bulletin board set.

Celebrate Advent Saints & Feast Days

Here are a list of saints and feast days that you can celebrate during Advent: 

  • St. Nicholas (December 6)
  • Immaculate Conception (December 8)
  • Our Lady of Guadalupe (December 12)
  • St. Lucy (December 13)
  • St. Peter Canisius (December 21)
  • St. Stephen (December 26)

If you are looking for full, ready-to-go resources this Advent, check out my Advent bundles for Upper Elementary and Primary Grades. 

Or you can get started for FREE with my Advent Starter Kit!

Are you looking for more engaging Catholic resources? Learn more about my Seton Scholars Teacher Membership for Catholic Educators here. All my resources mentioned above are included in the membership!

You can also join me on Facebook at the Community for Catholic Educators. This is a free group where Catholic school teachers come to share ideas and collaborate!

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