Advent Word Search

The Advent season is a holy and sacred time in the church, but also a fun and expectant time for children. The Advent season means Christmas is coming, with all its celebrations of the birth of the Christ child. This free printable Advent word search features a word puzzle grid bordered with bright red solid lines with an image of a cute dog toy. It contains words related to both the Advent season and to Christmas. It is a themed word search that your whole family can enjoy. Print it out and look for the words related to Advent and Christmas.

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An Advent Treat

Many families who celebrate the Advent season with children have different Advent traditions and customs that involve small treats or surprises each day of the Advent season. Usually these revolve around the Advent Calendar. The Advent Calendar (which can be quite elaborate and three dimensional) has children open a door of some sort that usually covers a number, counting down to Christmas, and may contain a space for a small gift. Imagine putting an activity in that little hiding place. Our free printable (Christmas themed) word searches and crossword puzzles would be just the thing.

It's a Long Wait Until Christmas.

Better than anyone, children appreciate the waiting and expectation elements of Advent. Along with the religious significance of the season, the expectation of the birth of the savior, children are also often very focused on the secular side with Santa Claus and the hoped for presents. And children are just not as good at waiting as adults. Add to this that they may be at home for the winter school break, and everyone could be a little frazzled from all of the excitement. One way to help the time pass more quickly for children is to keep them busy. This free Advent printable is one of many activity sheets available here on the site.