Advent is a time of preparation…and anticipation! Enjoy these fun and free printables to help your children along the Advent path to Christmas when baby Jesus comes.
Here’s a simple Advent wreath to color. Cut out the candles when you’re done and paste them onto the wreath. Click to print.
This printable features a Christmas tree with ornaments to color, one day at a time. Click the image to print a large version.
Here’s a beautiful, hand-drawn Advent calender which is extra nice because it notes the Sundays of Advent, plus the feast days of St. Nicholas and St. Lucia, both of which come with their own rich traditions! Print the full version from the Audrey Eclectic Folk Art blog.
Children can color this at the beginning of Advent and hang it on the fridge. Draw or paste an infant Jesus into the picture at Christmas! Click here to print full version from Ministry to Children.
At the end of Advent, Jesus comes to Earth at Christmas as a little child. Here are two coloring pages of the Holy Family, a traditional one from Raising Our Kids (click here to print) and one styled especially for young children.
And here are a few stained glass printables, including the Holy Family image featured at the beginning of the post. To print these stained glass windows, right click and choose “Open Image in New Tab.” Then use the Control-P feature to open your printer dialog.
These can be colored and glued to cardstock or cardboard and made into ornaments by punching a hole at the top. Or you can make Christmas greetings from them. Children can use them to decorate their folders and binders. They also look pretty taped on a window or door pane.
Do you have any Advent crafts or activity pages to share?