Thursday, November 19, 2009

Advent ideas for families, classrooms

From my OSV Daily Take post today:

Advent is right around the corner. As a busy mom and a faith formation teacher, I'm always looking for new ideas for bringing this season to life for my family and my students. Check out a sample issue of OSV's Advent Take Out: Family Faith on the Go by clicking HERE. I'm already planning to give the construction paper Advent wreath a try with my fourth-grade class.

You can also get more Advent ideas by going to OSV4Me by clicking HERE. You'll find general information on the season, prayers and projects, such as how to make a Jesse Tree, something I've always been intimidated to try, and how to make Advent star sugar cookies.

Another great site to check out for Advent is Karen Edmisten's "No-Panic Advent Series." You'll find everything from standards like the Advent wreath and Jesse Tree to more unusual ways to mark the season, like the Jesus Stocking or St. Lucia Bread, and a complete list of great Advent books. Check it all out by clicking HERE.


Donna-Marie Cooper O'Boyle said...

Thanks for this Mary. I am going to link this to one of my blogs.

God bless!

St Edwards Blog said...

Thanks for this Mary - I love the ideas and the link.


Gae said...

I have just found this lovely blog and notice you are looking at Advent ideas, who isn't at the moment.
I have been posting on some of the traditions we have in our family recently. I haven't done this before.
I am alwayslooking for new and interesting wasy to incorporate teaching ideas into our home.
Thank you for sharing these.

Karen E. said...

Thanks for the link, Mary, and thanks for all the great OSV resources as well.