Make This Advent Special with an Advent Wreath Activity Kids Will Love

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An advent wreath activity is a great way to help your kids learn about and remember what Christmas Day is all about. Read about my printable activity, and start a new family tradition this Advent season.

The days leading up to Christmas are always exciting for a child. There is so much to look forward to!

And amidst all the celebrations, may we, as parents, intentionally point our children to the reason we celebrate the Christmas season – Christ’s birth.

An Advent Wreath Activity Can Help

The season of Advent is a season of anticipation. The word “Advent” is derived from the Latin word for arrival – adventus – which helps explain why we use this term as we count down to the birth of Christ.

The Advent Wreath tradition has been embraced by families for years now, and might be a great addition to your own festivities. What exactly is this great Advent activity, and what is the meaning of the Advent wreath?

At the start of each week of Advent, a candle is lit. This is done in the symbolic representation of a virtue of Christ. The candles remind us that Jesus is the light of the world.

Purple candles are typically used as a symbol of repentance and fasting. Purple also represents the supremacy of Christ, the King of Kings and Lord of Lords.

A pink candle and white candles are also used for an Advent wreath, and have their own significance.

Advent Wreath Coloring Pages

Now, your older children won’t have a problem with using actual candles. For families with younger children, lighting a candle near evergreen branches might be a Christmas disaster waiting to happen.

The alternative to this would be a printable version: my Color and Learn Advent Wreath Activity Kit. 

An advent wreath activity is a great way to help your kids learn about and remember what Christmas is all about.  Read about my printable activity, and start a new family tradition this season.

Printable Advent Wreath Craft

Everyone knows how color and learn activities impress upon a child’s heart in a special way! This digital download is much more meaningful than other simple Christmas coloring pages, and kids of all ages can enjoy the activity together during the weeks of Advent.

The Color and Learn Advent Wreath Activity Kit instant download includes:

  • A wreath advent coloring page
  • Five ready-to-color candles
  • Coloring instructions for each Advent candle. 
  • A set of 6 Scripture cards to explain the symbolic meaning behind each element. (This includes a Scripture reference that may be used as a family Bible memorization verse activity.)

The 6 Scripture guide cards may be used as a family devotional prompt to introduce your children to more about Christ’s birth, and why the birth of baby Jesus has so much meaning and importance. 

Allow your family devotional times during the start of this Advent, be one that encourages questions from your children, prayer requests, and even times of praise and singing. May this also gently kindle a child’s heart to trust Jesus as their Lord and Savior.

How much more beautiful and symbolic this will make this Advent Wreath Activity Kit!

Advent Wreath Activity

Children love this interactive Advent Wreath activity page, mainly because they don’t need to be careful around the Advent candles included in the kit!

Click below to visit the digital download product page so you can purchase and use this fun Advent wreath coloring page and Scripture guide cards with your family this season. This resource is for personal use, but please feel free to share the page with anyone who might enjoy it.

May this kit become a new Advent tradition your family embraces for years to come, as you celebrate the true meaning of Christmas.

Does your family light an Advent Wreath each year? Share your Advent activities and family traditions in the comments below!

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  1. Margaret Hadam-Hay says:

    I love your suggestions to include scriptures with the Advent candles.
    We always should do the Advent candles and light them nightly, but I also like nclude some sort of devotional we can do as a family.

  2. Allie Lintner says:

    I’ve never done advent before. It be nice to win and be able to afford this as well as Christmas gifts. And school supplies

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