The First Advent
Stories and Activities
About the Book
Designed to prepare children’s hearts and minds for the arrival of baby Jesus, The First Advent contains stories and activities for each of the twenty-five days of Advent.
On the first day of Advent, Andrew the angel appears to the animals living in the stable in Bethlehem. He encourages them to use their gifts to prepare the stable for the arrival of baby Jesus. David, the stable boy; One Hump, the camel; Cow, the cow; Roger Rat; Anna, the milk maid; Wooly and Fuzzy, the sheep; and a host of other stable residents must first recognize their own gifts. Then they use their unique talents to prepare presents for that special day.As the days of Advent pass, the excitement builds, and the animals’ gifts prepare the stable for the arrival of the savior of the world.
About the Author
Michael J. Larson spent forty-two years educating students about God’s beautiful world as a biology teacher. He and his wife, Kathie, have three children and eight grandchildren. They live on a small acreage in western Minnesota, where the author blogs, gardens, plays golf, reads, and enjoys the peace and quiet of the outdoors. Visit Larson online at www.authormichaeljlarson.com. Larson is also the author of Holiday Adventures for Kids and Nature’s Christmas Story.