Last year we started a tradition of being intentional not only with a family advent devotion, but also with doing some fun activities together during the season. For our devotion this year we used two things. First we went through "What God Wants For Christmas" which a friend gave to us. We LOVED it!!!! We were going to just do it again and again, but then several people recommended an ebook called "Truth in the Tinsel". We loved it too!! Check them both out next year if your kiddo's fall into the 2-7 age range. I think even older kids would enjoy these too! Here are a few pictures from out different activities.
Light up BG
Checking out the cabin during KY Christmas at WKU.
Kung "Who Fanda" at the Opryland hotel.
Family game night.
Making "footmade" Christmas cards.
A Jesus birthday party with friends.
Christmas in Indy and meeting our sweet new cousin/nephew!
We also watched "The Very First Noel" and Veggie Tales "The Little Drummer Boy". We visited a local live nativity that is by far the best ever! We visited for the first time last year and loved it so much we couldn't wait to go back this year! We walked around our neighborhood and looked at lights one night and one night we enjoyed some hot chocolate :)
We ended our advent celebration with a birthday party breakfast! Complete with decorations, singing and birthday cake pancakes!! Happy Birthday Jesus!!!