Sunday, November 22, 2009

Advent Adventure Unit Study for December

Dear friends,

Many home educating families lay aside much of their traditional school routine during the month of December. They use the extra time for an "Advent Adventure" unit study.

  • Read and write Christmas stories and poems. See Three Christmas Poems for Children
  • Read Christmas books.  See My Favorite Christmas Books.
  • Look at Christmas fine art in online museums.
  • Learn about holiday traditions in other cultures and time periods.
  • Say Christmas greetings in other languages. (Feliz Navidad!)
  • Publish an annual family newsletter for relatives and friends.
  • Practice addressing envelopes for Christmas cards or invitations.
  • Make crafts for fun and/or for gifts.  See Great Gifts Kids Can Make for Others
  • Make Christmas ornaments.
  • Host a Christmas Craft Day for neighborhood children.
  • Listen to holiday music.
  • Sing Christmas carols.
  • Use Christmas carols and poems for Charlotte Mason style copy work or dictation.
  • Play Christmas music on instruments.
  • Learn the stories behind favorite Christmas carols.
  • Attend a community sing-along of Handel’s Messiah.
  • Go see the Nutcracker Ballet.
  • Perform in church Christmas pageants.
  • Make a video of Christmas preparations and celebrations.
  • Participate in community service projects.
  • Make or display a collection of nativity sets.
  • Decorate the house.
  • Do price comparisons for Christmas shopping.
  • Plan menus / entertainment for a party or company meal.
  • Bake cookies and other holiday goodies.
  • Use Christmas items (cookies, ornaments, etc.) for basic math practice: counting, multiplying, putting in groups by dozens, weighing, putting in order by size, etc.
  • Visit relatives.
What do you like to do?   Leave a comment!


  1. We also often took off most of the month of December. I relieved a lot of stress potential and turned Christmas preparations into a blessing.

    Thank you for linking up over at WholeHearted Home this past week. Your posts always have a plethora of helpful information in them.

  2. This year I planned taking the entire month of December off from school. We worked on Christmas Cards this weekend, have a Christmas Party this coming weekend, a Christmas Pageant at Church and are observing Advent as a family for the first time at home. :) It's great being able to slow down and enjoy the time! Thank you for sharing and linking up at Simply Helping Him! Blessings!


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