Monday, November 28, 2011
Free Printable: Advent to Epiphany Planner
The planner includes a block of several lines for each day from the first Sunday of Advent to the Sunday in which the U.S. church celebrates Epiphany. Actually, I included a planner for the Feast Day of the Baptism of the Lord, because my family likes to celebrate that, too. This year, it is celebrated on January 9 in the U.S.
Dates are included in each block; common feast days are listed, too. Under the date is a section called "Theme." Sometimes I like to incorporate some special themes during our homeschooling day. For example, on "Poinsettia Theme Day" we would read Tomie DePaola's "Legend of the Poinsettia," make poinsettia cookies, do a poinsettia craft, etc.
I also included spaces on each day to jot down:
- Special meals/snacks I would like to serve (like an all-white meal on December 8, the Feast of the Immaculate Conception),
- Activities we can do together as a family (like make a craft, look at the Christmas light display at a nearby park, or see the Nutcracker ballet)
- Read-Aloud Books (our favorite holiday books)
- Holiday DVD or video (we have a great collection of classic and newer holiday DVDs and videos, both religious and secular. This will help me set aside time to watch them.)
I thought others might like to use this resource, so I uploaded a copy on Google docs, which you can download and print out to use with your family. You can get it here.
If you use it, let me know what you think!
I linked this page to several link parties filled with terrific Advent ideas! Please check them out:
1) The "Make Yourself Monday" link party at For Love of Cupcakes. Click here for more great holiday ideas!
2) A Ten O'Clock Scholar's Keeping Advent link party. Click here for some inspiring posts about Advent!
3) Catholic Family's Advent Festival of Links, which you can reach here.