Advent: Day 1

Follow along with our Advent adventure as we get to know Jesus through props and verses each day in December.


day 1

Day 1 – We anticipate Jesus’ birth.

Prop: A branch


There shall come forth a shoot from the stump of Jesse, and a branch from his roots shall bear fruit.  Isaiah 11:1

Wait for the Lord;be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord!  Psalm 27:14



The entire series is 25 days. Each day has a small prop and a Bible verse or two illustrating the story of Jesus. I used miniature envelopes and miniature props. Other materials used – a number stencil, Sharpies, index cards, and a small box to hold all of the envelopes. And, of course, a Bible. I spent exactly 25 cents on the mini envelopes at a garage sale earlier this year and gleaned the rest of the items from around the house. Items I couldn’t find, I made myself out of Shrinky Dinks. Some of my items are silly and not quite right, but the kids are going to get quite a kick out of comparing Jesus to a piece of toast.

Each night, my kids will open one envelope and read the corresponding Bible verses, which is also a great lesson in navigating the Bible. We will talk about how the prop goes with the verse and expand the discussion as time and curiosity allows.

advent overview

You can also follow along on Instagram.

May God’s blessings be on you this Advent season as we prepare for the birth of Christ.


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