Advent Week 4 – Love

In Heroes Gate this Advent, we’re focusing on four themes: Hope, joy, peace and love.  We are excited to partner with you by providing resources we’ve created and collected to equip and empower your family in remembering God’s amazing love and gift this Christmas.  Below you’ll find various activities for you and your family to do as you prepare to celebrate the birth of our Savior!

Missed any of the previous 3 weeks of Advent activities?  Check them out below this post.

Family Devotional – Take time together this week to read about the visitors who came to visit young Jesus and his family.  Week 4 Devo

Activities

Early Childhood Activity: Read the story of how an angel announced the good news of Jesus’ birth to some shepherds and how wise men came with gifts to visit him.  This week, on a night when the sky is clear, dress up warm, grab a thermos of hot cocoa and some blankets, and head outside to look up at the stars.  Discuss what it would have been like to follow the star to meet Jesus.  You can even look for constellations among the stars.  Bring a constellation map or use your smart phone or tablet to download a stargazing app to help you find them.  Take some time together to work on the coloring pages from this week’s Bible stories.  Week 4 Coloring Page

Elementary Activity – Read this week about the visitors of shepherds and wise men who came to visit Jesus and his family.  On a night when the sky is clear, dress up warm, grab a thermos of hot cocoa and some blankets, and head outside to look up at the stars.  Discuss what it would have been like to follow the star to meet Jesus.  You can even look for constellations among the stars.  Bring a constellation map or use your smart phone or tablet to download a stargazing app to help you find them.  Have kids create their own constellation map including constellations of their own design.  Afterwards, have kids retell the story of Jesus’s visitors using their storyboard drawings.  OR have your child/children reenact the story.  Find some costumes and props around house to use.  Blank Storyboard

Family Service Ideas – Each week, we will share 10 easy ideas for spreading love and kindness together as a family during this holiday season.  Choose 1 for the whole month or 1 per week.  Week 4 Service Ideas

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