Advent Readings for the Very (Very) Young: List of Themes

December 1. The (Empty) Stable: Waiting for Jesus Then and Now
December 2. The Green Plants: God is the Giver of Life and the Restorer of the World
December 3. The First Sheep: We Have All Gone Astray
December 4. The Lamb: Jesus Died to Save Us
December 5. The Lantern: Jesus is the Light of the World
December 6. The First Wise Man: God Promised a Great King
December 7. The Second Wise Man: Jesus is the Promised King–Over All the World
December 8. Mary: The Angel Comes to Mary
December 9. The First Angel: His Name Shall Be Jesus
December 10. The Dove: God Sends Jesus by the Holy Spirit
December 11. Joseph: The Angel Visits Joseph; Jesus is Immanuel
December 12. The Donkey: The Journey to Bethlehem
December 13. The Cow: There Was No Room for Them in the Inn
December 14. The Second Sheep: The Lost Sheep: Jesus Came to Find Us
December 15. The First Shepherd: His Sheep Know His Voice
December 16. The Second Shepherd (or Shepherd’s Staff): The Shepherds Come to Jesus
December 17. The Second Angel (Angel’s Wand): Good News of Great Joy for All People
December 18. The Star: Jesus’ Birth is a Cosmic Event
December 19. The Third Wise Man: The Whole World Needs to Hear About Jesus
December 20. The Camel: The Wise Men Come to Jesus
December 21. Gifts #1: The Wise Men Bring Gifts to Jesus the King
December 22. Gifts #2: Why Do We Give Gifts at Christmas?
December 23. The (Empty) Manger: Jesus the Servant King
December 24. The Baby Jesus: Jesus is Born!
December 25.  {We Read the Christmas Story from the Gospel of Luke}

::Note:: Go here for the same list with links to each reading.

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5 Responses to Advent Readings for the Very (Very) Young: List of Themes

  1. Rachel says:

    Thank you so much for putting this together and sharing it with us! We have a six year old and a two year old and I think this will be wonderful for them. I was just curious, have you ever read the Jesus Story Book Bible? It is such a lovely children’s Bible. Merry Christmas! Oh, and I’m so glad your little girl is recovering well, we had a similar incidence with our six year old when he was two and it was very scary.

    • betsy says:

      Hi Rachel! I love the Jesus Storybook Bible–it was our daughter’s first Bible, a gift from our friend Micki. Isn’t it great? I should perhaps mention that the readings we have prepared for Advent are much simpler and shorter than those in the Jesus Storybook Bible–our girls are 3 and 1 and so we kept it pretty basic. You may want to let your six-year-old in on the Scripture readings. 🙂 Merry Christmas to you, too!

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  4. Jennifer says:

    Thank you so much for these! Our small Christian community is using them with our children when we meet on Sundays during Advent! Jennifer from Raleigh, NC

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