One thing that I like about an early Thanksgiving is that it gives us an extra week to prepare for the Advent season. As you are preparing this week, we wanted to set you up with some resources that we hope will add to the richness of your family’s times of work, rest, play, and worship together. Each image has a brief description you can read when you hover over it, and also acts as a link to view, listen to, download, or purchase the resource. Our prayer is that this blesses you with one or two ways your family can lean into waiting this Advent season.

Devotional Books & Guides

Below are some suggestions for daily and weekly Advent devotional guides that you can use as an individual or to help your family wait with expectance this Advent season.

Paul David Tripp’s new 31-day Advent devotional. Has special notes at the end of each day for parents & children.

Paul David Tripp’s new 31-day Advent devotional. Has special notes at the end of each day for parents & children.

Daily coloring devotional written by Nancy Guthrie. Includes kid-friendly coloring pages and special sections for families.

Daily coloring devotional written by Nancy Guthrie. Includes kid-friendly coloring pages and special sections for families.

Free PDF download includes 4 weekly Advent devotionals themed on this year’s sermon texts. Organized into Worship, make, serve, and celebrate sections.

Free PDF download includes 4 weekly Advent devotionals themed on this year’s sermon texts. Organized into Worship, make, serve, and celebrate sections.

Free PDF download that leads you through the Jesus Storybook Bible during Advent.

Free PDF download that leads you through the Jesus Storybook Bible during Advent.

Activities

This is not a list of more activities to crowd your time or to make the season busy, but instead a collection of ideas for how you can point your family to Jesus over and over again as you move throughout the advent and Christmas season together.

A PDF of scripture passages and wondering questions to point your kids to Jesus during seasonal activities.

A PDF of scripture passages and wondering questions to point your kids to Jesus during seasonal activities.

Free PDF download of “A Liturgy for Setting Up a Christmas Tree from Every Moment Holy.

Free PDF download of “A Liturgy for Setting Up a Christmas Tree from Every Moment Holy.

This book makes a great gift for your family and includes liturgies for big and small moments all year round.

This book makes a great gift for your family and includes liturgies for big and small moments all year round.

Music

Play music in your home that reminds you to stop, look, and pay attention to the King who was coming and still is coming.

Behold the Lamb of God- Andrew Peterson

Behold the Lamb of God- Andrew Peterson

Waiting Songs- Rain for Roots

Waiting Songs- Rain for Roots

Sing the Bible Family Christmas- Slugs & Bugs

Sing the Bible Family Christmas- Slugs & Bugs

The Darkest Night of the Year- Over the Rhine

The Darkest Night of the Year- Over the Rhine

Advent, Vol. 1- The Brilliance

Advent, Vol. 1- The Brilliance