Discuss the word “preparation” and find definitions from dictionaries and thesaurus.
Create acrostic poems to support word association with this theme.
Advent is a time when Christians prepare to welcome and recognise the presence of the Lord Jesus, celebrating his birth in the Season of Christmas. Recall with the children what they know about Advent.
Make an Advent promise in preparation for the season. How will you prepare for the coming of Jesus?
Share the story of the annunciation with the children.
What titles does the angel give to Jesus? Find out the meaning of the titles.
Emphasise that saying yes to the angel was Mary’s free choice, a free response on her part.
Prepare a character study of Mary’s thoughts and feelings before, during and after the annunciation.