Today is the traditional start of advent, the season of waiting and preparation for the celebration of the birth of Jesus. Many families use this time to do fun and meaningful activities with their kids using an advent calendar like the one I made for my boys last year.
Another way families can participate and celebrate advent is by using the free Christmas Advent Calendar app for Christian kids and schools. This lovely and simple app allows you to count through the days of advent and view a scene from the Bible and a scripture verse for the day.
Here’s what you need to know about the Christmas Advent Calendar app:
- It’s free and contains no in-app advertisements or in-app purchases!
- It has a new illustration and Bible verse for each day, Dec. 1-25.
- Parents and teachers can look ahead at all of the illustrations and Scripture verses to prepare accompanying lessons or activities.
- Each day’s screens are shareable, so you can share the good news about advent by email easily from the app!
The Christmas Advent Calendar app works on iPhone, iPad, iPad Mini or iPod touch, iOS 4.3 or later. Click here to see the download page on iTunes or search for “Christmas Advent Calendar” and it’s the app by Barcelona Multimedia. Look for this shooting star icon that’s easy to find and recognize.