Why is the Third Sunday of Advent Pink?
The Religion Teacher
A lesson plan for middle grades
A prayer service and two service activities
A Gift for Baby Jesus
A lesson plan for elementary
Planning for the Christmas Season
As a catechist we try to follow the liturgical year we are presently celebrating. It is tempting to jump to the Christmas season during Advent because everyone around us is decorating and celebrating for Christmas. In our Faith Formation sessions, however, we teach that there is a distinction between the two seasons with different themes. Christmas is a long season lasting until the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord. The links below take us from the end of Advent into the Christmas season.
Advent Planning #3
Planning for Advent #2
As we continue to do our preparations for learning sessions in Advent, try coming up with a new approach for your learners. Try to include some family involvement. These links that can connect families with your learning sessions.
Planning for Advent
Looking for a new idea for Advent? Families are involved in so many activities in anticipation of Christmas. Let us help our young learners understand the reason that we celebrate the birth of Jesus. Now is the time to really focus on the Advent season. Prepare lesson plans that teach about the themes of this season--darkness and light, promises of the prophets, Mary's call to birth the savior, staying steadfast as disciples, meeting John the Baptist. See the links below for lesson ideas.
This week: an overview of teaching about Advent, a lesson & craft about darkness and light, and some ideas of how to simplify decorating for liturgical year environments. More links will follow in the upcoming weeks.
Waiting and Preparation: Teaching Advent and Christmas
Joe Paprocki - Catechist's Journey
The Light Shines in the Darkness: John 1 Light Craft and Activity
Flame: Creative Children blog
Decorating for the Liturgical Year
Look to Him and Be Radiant blog
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