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General Advent Resources
These resources are lovely additions to our A Gentle Advent. They are not required, but if your family desires to add more activities we compiled a list of resource for you here.
Download a set of G.R.O.W.™ bookmarks to use for your Scipture Journal here:
Advent Calendar with pockets:
Resources for Daily Activities
Day 1 –
For additional pieces to study by Fra Angelico, visit https://www.wikiart.org/en/fra-angelico
Day 2 –
If your family really enjoys making ornaments, these snowy balloon ornaments are beautiful!
Day 3 –
For further Carol learning, SQUILT has Christmas Carols and Christmas Carols Volume 2!
Day 4 –
Day 5 –
Here are some of our favorite craft supplies for decorating and hanging ornaments.
Day 6 –
Here is one of our favorite books on Saint Nicholas.
Day 7 –
Learn more about the name of Bethlehem in this article from Desiring God.
Day 8 –
Another winter poem we love to read together is Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening by Robert Frost. These Robert Frost noteboking pages are a fun way to really dig deep into his poetry, and this set of poems with copywork is a great place to start!
Day 9 –
We love these Pinecone Angel Nature Ornaments from Fireflies and Mudpies!
Day 10 –
This tutorial helps you create awesome Blessing Bags!
This book is one of our favorites for teaching about putting others first.
Day 11 –
If your young scholar was inspired to learn music by the story of Silent Night, we have found Gentle Guitar to be a wonderful program!
Day 12 –
See more of Fra Filippo Lippi’s art work here.
Day 13 –
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Day 15 –
If you live in an area where you have abundant access to pinecones, here are 21 beautiful crafts you can make with them.
Day 16 –
See van Hornthorst’s complete works here.
Day 17 –
Having a tea party is an excellent way to encourage children (and adults) to practice their best manners. This list from Emily Post is a wonderful place to start.
Day 18 –
Read the entire Volume I of Savior of the World by Charlotte Mason here.
Day 19 –
This 1987 article from the New York Times has a delightful recounting of a traditional English Christmas dinner. There are even a few recipes!
Day 20 –
The Maine Historical Society has put together a wonderful resource for learning about Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.
Day 21 –
Day 22 –
For Backstitch, Blanket Stitch, Whip Stitch, and other common stitches, this is my favorite tutorial from Apartment Therapy: http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/how-to-sew-basic-stitches-221433
Day 23 –
Find many more of Giotto’s works here.
Day 24 –
This is one of our favorite book versions of the Nativity story!