Post Preview: In this post, you’ll find an Advent Activities Printable Set that is perfect for making this Advent a more meaningful and mindful time for your family. There are also some extra Advent resources and activities.
I have spent the last several months feeling overwhelmed. Who am I kidding? It hasn’t just been several months. It’s been a lot longer than that.
Do you ever have those kinds of stretches of time too? It just seems like there is so much to do, but I just can’t quite get the right focus (or time) to get it all done.
With Advent approaching, it is the perfect time to slow down and do some meaningful things in the world. In order to help you and your family find a more meaningful and mindful Advent this year, I have a free Advent Activities Printable Set.
Celebrate Advent with Your Family: Free Advent Activities Printable Set
What’s Included in this Advent Printable Set?
Well, first, there are actually two different sets. They are almost identical, but with a few differences. First, I made the standard set. Then, I changed out five or six of the activities on that set to Catholic Advent activities. So, when you pick an option to download (it’s totally free, by the way – you don’t even have to opt into my email list), you’ll either pick the Advent Activities Printable Set or the Advent Activities Printable Set (Catholic Version).
Each of these free Advent Activities Printable Sets includes four pages. You’ll probably only pick one of those pages to print, but I wanted to give some options.
There are two black and white versions. They are extremely similar, other than the fact that the items are in boxes on one of the versions. I thought this would be nice in case you wanted to cut the activities apart, fold them up, and then randomly pick an activity.
The black and white versions would also be perfect for printing in a church bulletin, sending home with students (especially if you put it on some purple paper, perhaps), or just for those that don’t have color printers or who want to save on printer ink.
There are also two versions that have colored backgrounds. One is purple since that’s the liturgical color of Advent. My favorite, however, has a galaxy background. Now, you might think that’s random, but Advent is a dark time of the year in the Northern Hemisphere. I wanted to celebrate that but in a beautiful and wonderous way.
How to Use Your Free Advent Activities Printable Set
In your home, you could decide to print out one copy for the whole family to work on or you may decide to print each person out their own printable.
You can decide that you want to do as many of the activities for Advent as possible or you might make a goal to do a certain number of the 26 activities on the printable. Some will be simple and quick, while others will take more time.
I purposefully made this printable in a way that you could tailor it to your family’s needs. Just mark off things off (or color in the star) as you do them in any order you wish.
Want to try a different kind of Advent Printable for Your Family? Here are some other Advent, Christmas, and December options:
This download is free for personal or classroom use. It can also be put into church bulletins or newsletters, but the copyright credit line must be included (which just means that you need to make sure that you don’t accidentally crop off the line with the copyright information at the bottom of the printable when you are reproducing it).
Important: It cannot be included in a publication that is larger than a single school or parish without first contacting me to discuss details and cost.
It cannot be sold, published, or hosted on other websites. (This also means that churches and schools should NOT post a copy of this printable on their website. A link to this site is great. Having the printable on your site is not only not great, but it’s super unkind.) Improperly sharing resources from Real Life at Home increases the need to have more printables available to subscribers only. Please help keep most printables free for everyone.
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Note: These are large files. If you have a slow Internet connection, you will need to be patient with the download.
Want a faster download? If you only want the black and white versions, you can grab them here:
Trying to add more to your family’s Advent observances? Here are a couple resources that might be helpful:
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