Your Prayer Space for Grades 1, 2, 3 The liturgical color for Advent is violet. Frape your prayer space with a violet color cloth, a Bible, an empty stable and a candle ( A battery operated one). In a location distant from the prayer space(such as a desk, shelf or file cabinet) place the creche figures of Mary and Joseph. During your class prayer, light or turn on the candle and focus your prayer on Jesus, the Light of the World. Express prayerful joy in the light of Jesus that you see in each person present. each week of Advent, move Mary and Joseph closer to the manger. Before youth return from Christmas break, replace the violet cloth with a white one for the Christmas Season an position Mary and Joseph , the infant Jesus and the magi in and around the stable in your prayer space.
Your Space for grades 4, 5 Surround your youth with images that represent the light of hop in the world awaited the birth of the Messiah that God had promised. On a bulletin board, hang a piece of dark blue cloth, such as a bed sheet or netting. Out of bright yellow construction paper cut out a five pointed star for each youth. Put the youth's name on a star. Decorate with glitter sticks or craft jewels. affix to the clot in random fashion. Talk about each person bringing the light of Christ to others especially to those in darkness.