Monday, January 10, 2011

Christmas Devotion Ideas--Advent Week 2

So sorry to just be posting these now!  Life got crazily busy in between November and January!!! :)  I am going to go ahead and post these Advent devotions that we did as a family for Christmas 2010, and hopefully they will be useful to you in planning for next year.  I also plan to type these up and post for free download on Teachers Pay Teachers for next year, so feel free to spread the word!  Hope your Christmas was very merry!

I wanted to share a couple of ideas from our family's devotion time during week 2.  This week's theme for Advent was hope!  This year we are using a Christmas color as inspiration for each week's craft/snack.  Our color this week was red.  Our scripture focus was Ephesians 2:13, "But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far away have been brought near through the blood of Christ." 
Our family read the story The Legend of the Candy Cane by Lori Walburg. 

We made red jello and topped it with whipped cream--yummy!  Funnily enough, I have been married for 15 years, and tonight we broke out the dessert dishes for the first time (I got them as a wedding gift) to eat our yummy dessert in!

Our crafts were candy canes made out of red and white pipe cleaners for our Advent tree. 

We each hung our candy canes on the Advent tree.  We discussed the many symbols referenced by the candy cane.  We also talked about ways we could find hope in Christ and share this hope with others.  In His Hope, Shannon :-)

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