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Advent calendars are a fun way for children to understand the countdown to Christmas. Here are some ideas for your family this year.

* A candy calendar can be purchased or made. To make one, put 24 pieces of candy per child in a jar. Each day mark a day off the calendar and give each child a piece of candy.

* Make a manger out of a shoe box. Each day, let the children add a handful of straw to create baby Jesus’ bed. On Christmas Day, add baby Jesus using a small doll wrapped in “swaddling clothes.”

* Make 24 ornaments representing the names of Jesus (Bread of Life, Lion of Judah, Shepherd, Prince of Peace, etc.). Each evening hang an ornament on the tree.

About Kellie Renfroe

Kellie and her husband Greg have been married 32 years and have four children ranging in age from 17 to 28. She co-founded Mentoring Moments for Christian Women in 2005. Kellie is a homeschooling mom who enjoys reading, studying the Bible, writing, photography, and learning how to cook.

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Kellie Renfroe

Kellie and her husband Greg have been married 32 years and have four children ranging in age from 17 to 28. She co-founded Mentoring Moments for Christian Women in 2005. Kellie is a homeschooling mom who enjoys reading, studying the Bible, writing, photography, and learning how to cook.

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