Both children and adults will find these free Advent coloring pages to be an enjoyable and soothing activity. Make sure to check out every coloring page on this list because it is jam-packed with options!
WHAT IS ADVENT?
Many people may associate Advent with the countdown to Christ’s birth. Christmas is approaching, but that isn’t all there is to the season; that was only a portion of the narrative. Advent, which is the time of year when Christians prepare to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ at Christmas, is from the Latin word “adventus,” which basically means “coming.”
Additionally, it serves as a means of preparing for Christ’s Second Coming. In addition to being a time of preparation for penance, reflection, and repentance, Advent is also a joyful season of celebration in advance of the birth of Jesus Christ.
In western churches, Advent officially kicks off the new church year on the fourth Sunday before Christmas and continues through Christmas eve. The Julian calendar-using eastern churches, however, start Advent earlier, on November 15, and it lasts for 40 days.
There are numerous modern-day modifications and interpretations of traditional Advent practices. Here are some frequent symbols and practices to be observed throughout the advent season. They vary depending on the denomination and style of service being observed.
- Advent Wreath
A circle of branches or garland with three purple, one rose pink, and occasionally a white candle(s) placed in a wreath is what makes up an advent wreath. Every Sunday as part of the corporate Advent rituals, the aforementioned candles will be lit. Lutherans and Catholics in 16th-century Germany started this custom.
- Advent Colors
The colors of the candles in the wreath are the same colors that stand out in the churches throughout the Advent season, but they are rich in significance as well. Purple, pink, and white are the three dominant hues. In this context, purple denotes both royalty and penitence. Pink represents happiness and celebration. White, however, represents light and purity.
- Jesse Tree
The Jesse Tree is a representation of the ancestry or family tree of Jesus Christ. It is also a fantastic approach to convey the narrative of salvation, which starts with the creation and goes on until the arrival of the Messiah. This custom dates back to the Middle Ages and was inspired by Isaiah’s prophecy regarding the Jesse tree’s root (Isaiah 11:10).
HOW CAN YOU INVOLVE CHILDREN IN ADVENT
There are many activities you can do with your children throughout the Advent season to help them get in the spirit of the season; it’s not just about waiting and anticipating. This collection of activities is a terrific approach to teach your kids about the significance of the season while also keeping them entertained.
- Advent Calendar
Using an advent calendar is a terrific method to keep your child interested in the countdown to Christmas. It is available for purchase at any grocery shop. Have your youngster unlock its tiny doors each day for small surprises. However, if you’re going to create it and include tiny gifts that you can relate to the Bible, you can make it a lot more pleasurable and memorable.
- Building a Jesse Tree
It’s possible to make a Jesse Tree, which is like an Advent calendar. Then, once each day of Advent, you find the following sign and hang it on the tree. For the purpose of aiding your child’s memory, that symbol might represent anything from the old or new testament.
- Set Up a Nativity Scene
Without the nativity scene, what good is the Advent season? You could always just purchase one from Walmart or Target, but you could also always give it a deeper significance. While assembling your own nativity scene with your family while discussing the creation myth can get laborious at times, doing so is quite soothing.
- Play the Advent Story Game
You can teach your children about Advent without getting your hands messy with paint. If not everyone enjoys crafts and some kids find them uninteresting, there are other options. You can play the Advent narrative game, which is a wonderful way to set the tone and encourage kids to engage with the story. You can either give them the narrative first to see which of the major events they can recall, or you can do the opposite.
- Give Them Advent Coloring Pages
Children love their crayons and markers! The walls in your home already know that they love to spread these vibrant hues around the world, lol. So why not offer them advent coloring pages and read them a Bible tale at the same time? The best part is that these printables are excellent. It’s all free!
ADVENT COLORING PAGES
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