Children’s Liturgy of the Word

Children’s Liturgy of the Word

A Special Advent Opportunity!

Hello friends, and welcome! We are excited to have a special Advent opportunity for you all. Each week during Advent, we’ll be adding new activities, colouring pages, and craft projects that you can work on at home. Don’t forget to check back each week for lots of new and exciting activities.

Advent Calendar

It may not have chocolate in it, but our Advent Calendar is still full of goodies. It’s just that these goodies are more like things you give away, as opposed to keeping all to yourself! Download your copy of the calendar today to follow along each and every day of Advent!

Table of Contents

First Sunday of Advent

We have a number of activities available for the First Sunday of Advent. Check out our Advent Crossword for older grades, the Keep Watch Colouring Page for our younger friends, or learn how to make your own Advent Wreath for your home!

Second Sunday of Advent

On the Second Sunday of Advent we start to hear about John the Baptist, an important character in the history of our faith. Why not take a few minutes to colour our John the Baptist Colouring Page, or challenge yourself with a Word Search?

Third Sunday of Advent

Check back soon for some great activities for the Third Sunday of Advent!

Fourth Sunday of Advent

Check back soon for some great activities for the Fourth Sunday of Advent!

First Sunday of Advent

On the First Sunday of Advent, we hear a story about the importance of “staying awake” and waiting. Advent is a season of waiting and preparing for Christmas, but your wait doesn’t have to be boring. Why not spend a few minutes on some of the activities we’ve put together for you?

Jump to our Advent Crossword, ideal for people in grades four or above.
More interested in a colouring activity? Jump right there!
How about putting together your own Advent Wreath? Instructions are here.

Advent Crossword

Ideal for grades four and up, this crossword will help get you thinking about some Advent and Christmas themes. Available as a .jpg and .pdf depending on which you need!

Keep Watch Colouring Page

Ideal for any age, this simple colouring activity reminds us to always stay awake and watchful for the coming of Jesus. Advent is a season of waiting and preparing, and we are called to do this both physically and spiritually.

Build Your Own Advent Wreath!

Check out this super cute Advent Wreath! All the instructions to build one yourself are below. All you’ll need is:
– Construction paper (green, purple, pink, red)
– Yellow tissue paper (or yellow construction paper)
– Paper plate
– Glue
– Scissors

  1. Trace hands onto green construction paper and cut them out. You will need at least 12 hands, depending on the size.
  2. Cut a large hole out of a paper plate to create a large “doughnut” shape. This will be the base of your wreath.
  3. Glue the hands along the base, with the fingers pointing outwards.
  4. Roll and glue 3 purple tubes and 1 pink tube out of construction paper. These can be any length or width you like–it all depends on how big or small you want your candles to be. Attach them to the wreath base.
  5. Add some red holly berries with red construction paper, or by colouring red dots on white paper. 
  6. Each week, add a flame to that week’s candle. You can make a flame out of yellow tissue paper and stick it in the top of the tube. Or you can cut out flames from yellow construction paper and glue them to the top.

Second Sunday of Advent

On the Second Sunday of Advent, we begin to hear more of the story leading up to Jesus’ birth. John the Baptist was an important figure helping to lead the way for Jesus’ ministry. Just a few months older than Jesus, and the son of Mary’s cousin Elizabeth, John began his ministry baptizing others in the wilderness.

John the Baptist Colouring Page

John the Baptist was Jesus’ cousin, and he had an incredibly important job. God sent John to prepare the way for Jesus, so we hear his story during Advent. Prepare the way of the Lord!

Advent Word Search

Appropriate for anyone in grade two or above, this simple word search will help keep us mindful of some of the important things we think about during this season of preparation.

Third Sunday of Advent

Check back soon for some great activities for the Third Sunday of Advent!

Fourth Sunday of Advent

Check back soon for some great activities for the Fourth Sunday of Advent!