Advent | Day 4

Today’s Reading

Luke 1:29-31 ESV

But Mary was greatly troubled at the Angel’s saying and tried to discern what sort of greeting this might be. And the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favour with God. And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus.

Today’s Activity

Go for an ‘I Spy’ nature walk with your child. Enjoy this peaceful time in nature as the world around you is getting busier as Christmas approaches.

This is also a great nature game to play from a window at home if the weather is very bad.

See you tomorrow for more advent fun.

2 thoughts on “Advent | Day 4

    1. Dear Heather,

      Did you mean the Nature-themed Advent Calendar? If so, each day contains a verse from the Bible and different activities to follow along with.

      Regarding the curricula:
      The following weeks of Exploring Nature With Childrencontain Christian themes:

      Christmas plants: Discusses ‘traditional’ Christmas plants (Poinsettia etc) Contains ‘The Holly & The Ivy’ – Traditional, as the week’s poem. One of the activities is to make Christmas tree decorations.

      The Twelve Days of Christmas: The introduction explains that this is the Christian season that celebrates the birth of Jesus, and The poem for this week is: In the bleak midwinter by Christina Rossetti

      Candlemas: The introduction explains that Candlemas marks the presentation of the Holy Child in the Temple, where Simeon held Jesus and called him a ‘Light to the World’, and that in pre-Christian times it was an important festival to celebrate the returning light.

      July: Weather discusses the legend of St. Swinthun and one of the activities that week is to track the weather to see if the legend is correct.

      Black Garden Ants: Contains Proverbs 6:6-8 as the week’s poem.

      The Solstice and equinox weeks discuss the changes that are happening in the natural world.

      The science within the book contains no controversial topics.

      Some of the poetry contains religious themes.

      Within Exploring Nature Around The Year, the December journal prompts focus on the theme of Advent and Christmastide. Some of the suggested poetry may contain religious themes.

      My curricula are used by secular families, and families of different faith backgrounds. I understand that this is a very important matter to us parents, so please do not hesitate to get in touch if you have any further questions.


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