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Activities for Children

Understanding Advent

Advent is a Latin word that actually means “to come” and refers to the coming of Jesus.  In the Church, Advent is time of preparation and waiting for the birth of Jesus.  Advent officially begins four Sundays before Christmas.  It is a time of waiting, expecting and hoping as we prepare for Christ’s arrival at Christmas.  Advent is a time for reconciliation and thinking about how we can become better.  We can prepare for Jesus by using advent wreathes, the Jesse Tree, manger scenes, prayer and acts of kindness. These things help us remember that Jesus is the reason we celebrate Chrstmas.

4:15 min.

7:22 min.

Advent Music Playlist for Kids

Advent Activities

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Names of Jesus countdown to

Saint Nicholas

On December 6, we celebrate the feast of St. Nicholas, the original Santa Claus. Many families enjoy special activities on St. Nicholas day. This video tells the story of St. Nicholas, the boy who became Santa.

26:47 min.

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10 Ways to celebrate St. Nicholas
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Find these resources and LOTS more at the St. Nicholas Center website.


Hi! I'm Michelle Coyne, Coordinator of Religious Education at the

Parish of St. Timothy,

in Winnipeg, MB.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or comments regarding catechism or sacramental preparation.

Phone: 204-949-3764


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Created October 2020