Advent | Day 6

Today’s Reading

Luke 1: 36-38 ESV

 The angel continued “And behold, your relative Elizabeth in her old age has also conceived a son, and this is the sixth month with her who was called barren. For nothing will be impossible with God.” And Mary said, “Behold, I am the servant of the Lord; let it be to me according to your word.” And the angel departed from her.

Today’s Reading

Micah 5:2 ESV

“But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, though you are small among the clans of Judah, out of you will come for me one who will be ruler over Israel, whose origins are from of old, from ancient times.

Today’s Activity

Light some candles, gather up the eiderdowns, make hot chocolate, and crack open the Christmas sweets whilst you cuddle up together with your child this afternoon, and enjoy a Christmas movie together.

Some of our favourites:

See you tomorrow for more advent fun.

4 thoughts on “Advent | Day 6

    1. Hello there, Heather!

      I have actually replied to your question left on the Advent Day 4 post. I’ll pop my reply here for you. Do please let me know if you have any questions.

      I wan’t too sure if you were asking about he Nature-themed Advent Calendar, or my curricula. Re. the Advent Calendar: 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 Children contain 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.

      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.


      1. I’m sorry I didn’t get a notification that you wrote on the other post. My apologies.
        Thank you for the clarity

        1. Oh, not need to apologise! I thought that you mustn’t have received a notification; I didn’t like you to think that I had ignored your question.

          Any questions, please feel free to let me know.

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