Ready or not, the Christmas season is almost here! For most of us this means a busy time spent decorating our homes, shopping for gifts, attending parties, and making those traditional holiday foods. And while we set up our Nativities in prominent places in our living rooms, for many families the Advent Season is seldom celebrated beyond opening the dated flaps on a paper calendar that hangs in the pantry…hoping for a candy or toy surprise, or lighting a weekly candle and reading a prayer.
Wouldn’t it be awesome if the whole family could be involved in a more fun, educational and meaningful way to come together in their countdown to Christmas?
I’m happy to say, now we can! What’s in the Bible? has created a wonderful Christmas season family activity book called Everyday Emmanuel. It’s fun and easy-to-use. Designed to help families make the most of Christmas and better understand the true meaning of the season. You will receive a 68 page PDF download that you can print out and use with your family!
The Everyday Emmanuel book includes:
Countdown to Christmas Calendar
Weekly Advent Devotionals & Ornament Activity
Weekly Big Questions About Christmas & Discussion Guide
Family Activity Ideas
Seven “print and use” activities
Online access to videos & additional resources
Helpful tips to save you time & money
For example, the first weekly Advent devotional comes with a devotional to be read with the family during that first week of Advent, perhaps around your Advent wreath. Each week of Advent there is a specific ornament that the kids can cut out, decorate and then hang on the Christmas tree. There is also a BIG question about Christmas that is presented in a Biblical way that will lend itself to family discussion and a deeper understanding of why it is we celebrate Christmas. The first week’s BIG question is Why do we call it Christmas?
Many of us utilize Advent calendars to help us teach out little ones about counting down to Christmas. Everyday Emmanuel comes with instructions to make a wonderful calendar that is interactive and can be easily combined with daily activities and the weekly devotionals.
If you have been looking for a meaningful way to celebrate the season before Christmas and have wondered how to involve everyone in your family and go deeper into God’s Word at the same time, this activity book will be a blessing to you!
To get your own copy, simply go here. Right now you can get the entire PDF for only $9.99.
What’s in the Bible? wants to be a resource to help church leaders share God’s Word with kids! If you’re in ministry and would like to order several copies of the Everyday Emmanuel Activity Book for the families in your church, contact firstname.lastname@example.org for bulk rates!
About the author: Lisa Strnad is a writer, promoter and marketer who works in Christian media. She lives with her husband and children in Nashville, TN. Lisa has home schooled both of her boys, and is involved in autism awareness programs throughout the USA.