We have always done Advent Calendars for the kids.  For the past few years the boys have gotten the Lego City Advent Calendar, but this year they will be super excited to get the Lego Star Wars Advent Calendar.  I can’t wait to see their excitement.  In order for each of them to “get” something each day, one of them will build the Lego set and the other will draw a football card from a stash that I have. 

Reagan will be getting something in her Advent Calendar that my mom made when the boys were young.  I had Mom copy it from one that I saw in Pottery Barn.  We chose the Christmas fabric and she sewed it for me.  Reagan will be getting something little in her pocket each day. Some of the items include Squinkies, hair accessories, lip balm, little dolls, candy, etc.

But, as I mentioned a few days ago, I want to keep the CHRIST in CHRISTmas so I found the idea of a JESSE TREE and made it so it would work for our family.  Check out the original post HERE. I made a Christmas tree on card stock, cut out the ornaments in the free printable and I will have each of the kids take turns, each getting 8 turns, coloring their ornament and reading the Bible passage.  Then they can place their ornament on the tree.  It will be a great reminder of what the season is all about and a lesson on God and his promise of the Messiah.  I hope the kids are as eager to dig into this as I am.

Welcome to Advent!  Only 24 more days until Christmas!

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