Advent resources

The season of Advent begins four Sundays before Christmas and is a time of prayerful preparation. During Advent we recall the Israelites’ long wait for the Messiah’s birth and remember that Jesus was born into the world and will come again.

Each year Mission Together produce engaging resources to help children keep Jesus at the heart of this exciting season. Our resources are free to download and include scripture, prayer, craft activities and a call to action.

Please visit our Sing with Mission Together webpage for a selection of carols and our popular Advent hymn written especially for Mission Together.

Click here to view our new digital Advent calendar.

Advent Calendar 2023
Advent Calendar (1250 downloads )
Celebration of the Word for each week of Advent
Advent week one - notes (1591 downloads ) Advent week one - slides (868 downloads ) Advent week two - notes (776 downloads ) Advent week two - slides (600 downloads ) Advent week three - notes (691 downloads ) Advent week three - slides (560 downloads )
NEW: Preparing for Christmas around the world – assembly
NEW: Preparing for Christmas around the world - assembly notes (680 downloads ) NEW: Preparing for Christmas around the world - assembly slides (475 downloads )
Christmas Crib Blessing – includes rhyme and drama (KS2)
Christmas-Crib-Liturgy-Blessing.pdf (6323 downloads )
Nursery Rhyme Nativity (EYFS)
Nursery Rhyme Nativity script (2694 downloads ) Nursery Rhyme Nativity slides (2706 downloads )
REVISED: Nursery Rhyme Nativity with music
Craft Activities for Advent
Advent-Activity-Jesse-Tree.pdf (4275 downloads ) Craft-Activity-Handy-Advent-Wreath.pdf (3817 downloads ) Advent-Activity-The-Crier-Newspaper.pdf (3298 downloads ) Craft-Activity-Star-of-Hope.pdf (4320 downloads ) Craft-Activity-Stay-Awake-Lanterns.pdf (4599 downloads ) Craft-Activity-A-Gift-for-the-World-1.pdf (3693 downloads ) Craft-Activity-Peace-Paperchain.pdf (4745 downloads ) Craft-Activity-Joyful-Angels.pdf (4482 downloads ) Craft-Activity-Christmas-Card.pdf (4288 downloads ) Craft-Activity-Christmas-Stocking.pdf (3924 downloads )
Advent Carol – We are Waiting

Listen and learn our catchy, specially commissioned Advent carol. Containing references to scriptural prophecies and a real sense of hope, joy and expectation!

We are waiting - sheet music (311 downloads ) We are waiting - Lyrics (325 downloads )
We are waiting – sung demo with lyrics
We are waiting – instrumental with lyrics
Comprehension tasks
The Annunciation - Comprehension task (2327 downloads ) The Visitation - Comprehension task (2276 downloads ) The Magnificat - Comprehension task (2194 downloads )