Simple Daily Advent Readings For Families + Free Printable List!

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Are you looking for a solid, biblical list of advent readings for your family? Ones that point to Christ and remind us of why we celebrate each Christmas?

Check out these daily advent readings for families from scripture, as well as a fun printable list to keep in your home as a reminder!

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Simple Daily Advent Readings For Families

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It can be tough to find a good solid advent reading list, especially with young kids. This list makes it super simple for you to ensure you are teaching them the FULL story of Jesus!

This would be a great family Bible time activity to do each of the 25 days in December, leading up to Christmas!

You could even make it a family Christmas tradition, and find some fun advent activities from this list to do together as well.

Build memories and point everything back to Christ this Christmas season!

These advent readings start all the way back in Genesis, goes through the Old Testament, then ends with the birth of Jesus in the Gospel of Luke.

It truly shows how everything in the Bible points to Christ, and that He is real and alive. 🙌🏻

I’ve also included some extra resources like books and devotionals you can read together as a family this advent season, growing closer together and to God as a family.

Enjoy!! 🙂

Free Printable Daily Advent Reading List For Families

Go ahead and scroll on through all the readings are included in this list, and download your printable daily advent reading list for your family below.

Make sure to stick around and keep reading on some more creative advent devotions for your family to read! 🙂

  1. Story of Creation (GENESIS 1, 2)
  2. Story of Adam and Eve (GENESIS 3)
  3. The story of Noah and the Ark (GENESIS 6-8)
  4. Stars in the Sky- God’s Promise to Abraham (GENESIS 15)
  5. Abraham, Isaac and God’s Provision (GENESIS 22)
  6. Jacob’s Ladder (GENESIS 28:10-22)
  7. Story of Joseph (GENESIS 37)
  8. Story of the Passover (EXODUS 12)
  9. 10 Commandments (EXODUS 20:1-17)
  10. Story of Rahab (JOSHUA 2)
  11. Story of Ruth (RUTH)
  12. Samuel anoints David (1 SAMUEL 16:1-13)
  13. Solomon (1 KINGS 5, 6)
  14. Elijah (1 KINGS 18)
  15. Josiah (2 KINGS 22)
  16. Story of Esther (ESTHER)
  17. Story of Daniel (DANIEL 6) – here’s a great workbook on the story of Daniel for kids!
  18. The story of Jonah (JONAH)
  19. The Wall (NEHEMIAH 1-7)
  20. John the Baptist (LUKE 1:39-80, MATTHEW 3)
  21. Story of Mary (LUKE 1:26-38)
  22. Story of Joseph (MATTHEW 1:24-25)
  23. The Shepherds (LUKE 2:8-20)
  24. The Wise Men (MATTHEW 2:1-15)
  25. The Birth of Baby Jesus (LUKE 2:1-7)

Grab your free printable daily advent reading list (as well as TONS more) from my printables library here OR click the image below!

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Now that you have downloaded your 25 advent family readings, do you want something that pairs PER. FECT. LY. (yes, it’s that good!) with this list of advent readings leading up to Christmas?

Make sure to check out this awesome printable Jesse Tree Advent Activity pack!

This Christmas-themed Bible activity bundle includes 13 pages of activities for your preschoolers and elementary-aged kids that beautifully tell the story of Isaiah 11!

This is a fantastic way for families to celebrate advent and the days leading up to Christmas! 😉

Grab your workbook today for home learning or Sunday school class material or get all the details here!!

Want a sneak peek inside this activity bundle? You can get all the wonderful details on the Jesse Tree printable activity pack here!

Other Daily Advent Devotions For Families:

Here are a few other great options for advent readings and devotions you can do with your family.

As long as you are preparing your hearts and teaching your kids about why we celebrate Christmas, it honestly doesn’t matter which you pick. 😉 Just start somewhere!

This list gives some great options depending on your family’s ages and schedules. IT would also make great Christmas gifts for families and friends!


1. Advent Devotions & Christmas Crafts for Families

This book of advent devotions is great because it includes a list of fun advent activities as well as devotions!

It has 24 readings, with each week focused on a theme (Hope, Preparation, Joy, and Love), and helps families focus on Jesus, not the flurry of shopping, gifts, and parties for Christmas.

There is also a Kindle edition for my fellow book lovers. 🙂

2. The 25 Days of Christmas: A Family Devotional to Help You Celebrate Jesus

This 25 Days of Christmas family devotional is designed to help families truly experience the real meaning of Christmas together!

Each two-page spread includes a short story to read aloud, a Scripture verse, and a fun and easy family activity to remind you of what you learned that day!.

3. Counting to Christmas: Family Advent Devotions and Calendar

This Counting to Christmas devotional is PERFECT for families with young kids! There are 26 devotions with Bible verses, activities, and prayers for kids.

Plus, the back cover has a fun lift the flip Advent calendar kids will LOVE!

4. A Jesus Christmas: Explore God’s Amazing Plan for Christmas

The devotional book is great for families with preschoolers and elementary-aged! What I love about this book is there are fun activity pages like coloring pages and places to write and reflect.

You would want to order one for each family member so you can all participate!

5. Unwrapping the Names of Jesus: An Advent Devotional

This Names of Jesus devotional is definitely a favorite! It is a beautiful way to teach your children more about who Jesus is.

It goes through each week and follows along the four weeks of Advent themes (Hope, Preparation, Joy, and Love). Each day’s devotion includes:

  • An interactive family devotional
  • Five daily reflections each week
  • Fun filled families activities and service projects to do!

6. Advent Devotions for Busy Families

This advent devotion book is great for busy families! It includes 25 devotions, ornaments to copy and color, free activities for the whole family, and scriptures for each story.

A bonus for this book is it includes some fun facts about typical Christmas items we see everywhere – for example, Christmas trees, poinsettias, and other symbols!

advent devotions for families

25 Daily Advent Readings For Families

I pray that you enjoy this free printable list of advent readings, as well as the awesome list of advent devotions for families!

I hope you have a Christ-filled advent season with your family! Keep on teaching your kids more about God and His Word, and He will bless that.

You’re doing great! 🙂

What are some of your favorite advent devotions to read with your family? Let me know in the comments below!

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  1. Advent season is right around the corner and I had already started to think about how to make it a memorable, Jesus-centered time of the year. Thank you for these great resources!

    1. Thank you so much for commenting!! I am so glad you found this helpful, and I pray you and your family have a wonderful, Christ-filled advent season. 🙂

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