No time of year is more exciting for children than the weeks and days leading up to Christmas. Now Absolutely Advent! can give them a new understanding of what the expectation and excitement, the celebration and joy are all about.
A page a day through December 24—plus a bonus day for Christmas—provides young readers with a paraphrase or quote from the day’s Gospel, a brief exploration about what that message means for them today, and a game, puzzle, or activity to reinforce the learning. The day-by-day format can also provide focus and structure for intergenerational and family-based catechetical programs as well as home-school catechesis.
Each day features a new page of reflections and age-appropriate activities, offering prayer experiences throughout Lent. Activities reinforce Catholic vocabulary and traditions, help children reflect upon Lenten symbols and practices, and introducing lessons for today in the lives of saints. Each week begins with a two-page introduction designed to help children explore Lenten practices and learn more about how their Church celebrates throughout the year.