Christmas Traditions Make Good Teaching Moments

Advent Calender

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn., Nov. 14, 2018 /Christian Newswire/ — Students paint their hands to make angel artwork. They visit a sheep farm to learn about the nativity. They create homemade gifts from photos they have taken. These are examples of great lesson ideas for Advent that parents can find in the Christmas Corner at

The Advent season begins on the fourth Sunday before Christmas Day and continues until Christmas Eve. A Latin term for coming or arrival, “Advent” is a special time when Christians reflect on the first coming of Christ as a baby in Bethlehem and look ahead to His second coming as King. A major theme of the season is preparing for the arrival of the Savior.

Homeschooling parents understand the importance of preparation and are always on the lookout for lesson plans that will enhance their teaching. Our Christmas Corner has quality resources to enhance old traditions families celebrate during Advent, and great ideas for new ones. Spend time together creating works of art, writing poetry, sharing readings, and watching Christmas videos.

Parents love the resources at and the advice in The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine. The Fall 2018 issue contains articles to help parents take the focus off toys and onto gifts that promote learning and encourage family time.

Because Christmas traditions make good teaching moments, and The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine are assisting parents as they prepare for Advent, so that in December, they can prepare their family for the arrival of the Savior. The Fall Harvest Special enables families to sign up for a one-year membership for $139. This special offer will end two days before Advent begins, so joining now will help parents be prepared for their December lessons.