candle — Peace
scripture — Isaiah 9:6
“For to us a child is born,
to us a son is given,
and the government will be on his shoulders.
And he will be called
Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.”
song — Silent Night
hang ornament on Advent Calendar
pray for person on Advent Chain — This has been a big hit! Caroline loves taking off the link and talking about the person for whom we pray.
Storybook for week: The Christmas Story Peek-a-Bible
The book from last week, The Christmas Story, is just so right for Caroline’s age and is exactly the content I want (phrases that Caroline as already started using like “Glory to God in the Highest” and “Peace, Goodwill toward men.”) that I am going to keep it as our reading during the evening’s Advent activities. I’ll use the other storybooks I had planned, like the peek-a-Bible for this week, in her daily reading break times.
Activities for week:
— visit Zilker Tree and Trail of Lights
— make clove oranges
— make peanut butter balls
— various crafts and colorings