The days leading to Christmas can be challenging for catechists and children. Catechists strive to retain order and routine amongst pageant rehearsals and the children’s excitement about treats, vacation, and presents. Remind your Visions students that we are still in the waiting season of Advent. Talk about why waiting can be hard and what they can do in the meantime. Thinking of others—through prayer and good works—is an excellent way to keep the focus on Advent. This activity, The Final Days of Advent: Countdown to Christmas, provides simple, no-cost activities that the students can complete each day. The calendar begins on Sunday, December 16, the Third Sunday of Advent, and runs through the Nativity of the Lord at Christmas, on Tuesday, December 25. Print out copies to send home with your students or email/text the link.
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