It’s the time of year to grab your supplies and get busy creating Catholic Advent crafts for kids!
My kids have been busy going through my Pinterest boards and deciding on their favorites.
You’ll want to bookmark these ideas and have fun with your little ones!
During Advent, we’re going to be utilizing the free Advent Adventure program from Holy Heroes. My kids are anxious to get started!
Catholic Advent Crafts for Kids – Advent Wreaths
Get ready for the First Sunday of Advent by creating your own child friendly Advent wreath.
If you’re like me and a little (Ahem) behind, just jump right in. This will be the first year we’re lighting an Advent wreath, and I’m still scrambling around. My Advent candle kit is on its way, and we’ll be creating our own beeswax candles as soon as it arrives.
If you want to craft your own fire-free Advent wreath, take a look at some of these ideas.
I found this preschool Advent wreath.
This Advent Wreath for Kids is easy to create, and flame free! Great idea for a house like mine, with many small children running about.
If you’re crafty, this felt advent wreath would be a beautiful addition to your home.
This Advent wreath from my friend Lacey at Catholic Icing is great for working on fine motor skills, too.
Catholic Advent Printables
During our homeschooling year, I’ll often utilize printables for holidays or fun ideas. I’ll be printing out these Catholic Advent printables and trying them out at home.
Want to teach your children even more about Advent? Don’t miss this Advent lapbook from my friend Holly.
For your smaller children, and the big kids who love coloring, I found this Advent coloring book
If you’re planning on using a Jesse Tree this Advent season, our friends at Holy Heroes have free printable Jesse Tree ornaments for you to use.
Catholic Advent Crafts for Kids – Saint Nicholas
Celebrating St Nicholas is one of my children’s favorite Advent activities! They love this fun craft of turning chocolate Santas into Saint Nicholas.
Part of the legend of St Nicholas includes finding coins in a shoe. You can create your own St Nicholas Chocolate Coins to hide in your house using a template.
You’ll need some resources for learning about Saint Nicholas. Don’t miss these books for some great ideas.
- The Baker’s Dozen: A Saint Nicholas Tale
- Saint Nicholas: The Real Story of the Christmas Legend
- Saint Nicholas
- A Gift from Saint Nicholas
- The Real Santa Claus: Legends of Saint Nicholas
Catholic Advent Crafts for Kids – Blessed Juan Diego and Our Lady of Guadalupe
December brings us so many Catholic holidays! You can celebrate the feast day of Our Lady of Guadalupe with these easy shrine crafts.
We paid homage to Our Lady of Guadalupe with a special dinner, making tilmas, and Mexican Wedding Cake cookies!
You’ll find even more creative food crafts to celebrate St. Juan Diego and Our Lady of Guadalupe at Shower of Roses.
Books to share:
- The Lady of Guadalupe
- Our Lady of Guadalupe
- Talking Eagle and the Lady of Roses
- Our Lady of Guadalupe Coloring Book
- The Beautiful Lady
Catholic Advent Crafts for Kids – Saint Lucia
Books to peruse:
Catholic Advent Crafts for Kids – Advent Calendars and More
How do you help children count down the days of Advent, while making sure to focus on preparing our hearts for Christ’s birth? This interactive children’s Advent calendar from Loyola Press gives kids a visual reminder and offers small challenges for children to grow in grace.
I plan to be more intentional during Advent this year, focusing on time with my family. I’ll be able to enjoy time with my children and create family memories with these Advent activity cards.
You’ll want to share the beautiful Bible story of Jesus’ birth with your children. I love these Bible verse Advent cards, breaking the story down in daily verses to review with your littles.
Making Music Praying Twice (our Catholic homeschooling music curriculum) has Advent coloring pages to accompany the hymns you’ll be teaching your children. Don’t forget to listen to music samples there, too.
Searching for ideas to teach your preschoolers about Advent? You’ll find lesson plans for Advent over at Catholic Toolbox.
Your kids can work on fine motor skills while creating a beautiful decoration for your home with these Advent window decoration crafts.
Pressed for time or energy? You can check out these Advent crafts and calendars to make your days a little less hectic.
- ALEX Crafty Advent Calendar Kit
- Little People Nativity Calendar
- Nativity Sticker Advent Calendar
- Holy Family Advent Calendar
- Foam and Wood Advent Wreath Kit
During this week, we’ll be bringing you more ideas for celebrating the liturgical year with your family.