I love the idea of scripture advent calendars, and that's what I thought I'd share with my Primary kids this week. It's a perfect year to start an advent with them since December 1 is on Sunday. But once I started working on a calendar, I realized I wanted to do a simple service advent instead.
I tried to choose service activities that children can complete almost autonomously, that is, without help from their parents! The activity advents (you know, where you "drink hot chocolate" or "go caroling" each day until Christmas) give me panic attacks. So. much. extra. work. These activities are more like: Help someone in your family with a chore they don't like to do; Hold the door open for someone today.
Anyway. I put it all on a one page calendar that's easy to print and photocopy. CLICK HERE for a copy to use or share!