- Jesse Tree Ornaments:
- Holy Heroes has an free Advent subscription with daily activities and online videos. You could use these selectively in class.
- A YouTube video showing the symbolism of John the Baptist in art.
- A collection of Advent resources from Loyola Press.
- Advent and Christmas coloring pages and other clip art.
- A collection of Advent prayer ideas.
- A collection of Advent videos from the Digital Catechesis blog.
- A variety of Advent links from The Religion Teacher.
- And yet another collection of Advent resources.
- 25 Bible verses counting down to Christmas
- An Advent webinar featuring Lisa Hendey
- Why is the third week of Advent pink?
- Advent in Two Minutes - a YouTube video by Busted Halo
- Powerpoint to explain/review Advent - another in the series by Joe Paprocki
- Matching project - Advent saints
- Advent Bingo Game
- An Advent craft featuring chocolate coins and the O Antiphons.
- A reflection sheet for middle school on the story of the Annunciation. (n.b. This is designated as December 8, the Feast of the Immaculate Conception because the Annunciation is the gospel for that day. However, the Annunciation is the Virginal Conception of Jesus, not the Immaculate Conception of Mary. The roots of our doctrine of the Immaculate Conception lie in the angel's words that she is 'full of grace' and one who is under the burden of Original Sin could not be full of grace. Don't let the kids get confused! An easy way to explain is to remind them that gestation takes nine months. The Birth of Mary is September 8 and the virginal conception of the Lord (the Annunciation) is March 25.)
- The Nativity set to Bohemian Rhapsody. It is pretty funny. I think kids from second grade on up could appreciate it.
- 3-D Nativity Coloring project
- Handout for preparing for confessions
- Stations of the Cross for children
- Video Stations of the Cross told in a narrative - for primary grades
- Different resources and ways to reflect on the Stations of the Cross
- 40 Ideas for 40 Days - from Joe Paprocki's blog
- Ideas for an Ash Wednesday lesson plan
- Explaining Ash Wednesday to children
- Another collection of Lent ideas
- A Lent powerpoint for your class
- Arts & Faith videos from Loyola Press. A painting that connects with each Sunday's gospel is explored. Caution - review before showing in classes.
- A great class activity that keeps kids engaged wondering what the end product will be.
- A Powerpoint that explains Holy Week and Easter.
- Ten classical music videos for Holy Week and Easter. You can use them in the background, or listen to them and talk about the emotions / ideas being expressed.
- A Lent Project and Resource Pinterest page
- A collection of Lent activities by grade level
- A collection from Jared Dees