The HOPE Chain: 25 Advent Activities

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25AdventActivities_FeatureLet’s face it, the Christmas season often brings a very full calendar that can sometimes leave our hearts feeling empty.  The word, Advent, means “to come” and our hope and prayer is that your hearts will make room for both Jesus’s coming and family connection.  Traditions matter, no matter the age. They provide a strong anchor of family identity and also make the season special.  If your family is longing for tradition and fun, here is a great place to start.

This year we’ve teamed up with 7 other fabulous bloggers,  to create a unique Advent activity, The Hope Chain. This is one of those old-school link chains, and the activities listed each day only require 15 minutes or less.

As parents, we love the idea of traditions and of a fun Advent activity calendar, but often we get overwhelmed before we even start!  This Hope Chain makes it easy with minimal supplies Pula Pula Inflavel needed and all the activities already provided for you (just add your family!).  You won’t regret taking the few minutes to print this out as it will give you memories that will strengthen the roots on your family tree.




What it is: An Advent chain with one activity for each day of December leading up to Christmas that promotes fun, connection, and faith.

How to use it: Print + cut the activities into strips. Form the strips into a chain in order (they are numbered). Each day (carefully) tear off the bottom chain as a family and do the activity listed when you have a 15 min. window. Start on Dec 1st and continue for the 25 days of Advent, ending on Christmas day.

Hashtag: We’d love for you to hashtag your family doing the advent activities throughout the season. Use the hashtag #thehopechain

Supplies Needed: A printer, paper, a stapler  or tape, The Grinch Who Stole Christmas book, a copy of ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas poem, brownie mix, green food coloring, a jar, one string of Christmas lights for each child, glitter or a small can of gold or silver paint, one candy cane per person, hot chocolate, large marshmallows, a Sharpie pen, Christmas cookies, popcorn, Christmas candy

Download My HOPE CHAIN




Because these bloggers are so much fun, each one has a different design of The Hope Chain. You can choose the one that fits your home décor and colors best!

Take your pick and HAVE FUN celebrating
this most wonderful time of the year!

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Krista Gilbert

Alexandra Kuykendall


Tammy Strait


Allison Hendrix


Jamie Ivey


Elisha Joyce


Jessica Wolstenholm


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