Use these non-religious Advent activities for schools to enjoy a secular celebration for the holidays.
Non-religious Advent activities for school
This collection of non-religious Advent activities is great for families, community groups and schools looking for a secular celebration for the holidays which still creates a season full of joy and kindness.
In this article you will find:
:: how to make an Advent calendar to count down the days in December
:: an alternative Kindness Advent calendar
:: ideas for non-religious Advent activities and crafts
:: ideas on how to celebrate the Winter Solstice with children
A secular December countdown
Seasons School Winter Retreat kit
The Seasons School Winter Retreat kit is the perfect secular winter countdown to use alongside your Advent observance or in place of it. This 21 Day Winter Activities Countdown is one part educational curriculum, one part seasonal celebration, and one part family memory making. With a winter activity for each day it gives you a complete programme of nature, science, literacy, arts and crafts, sensory, and play. See more and get your Seasons School Winter Retreat Kit here.
Printable Advent calendar with non-religious activities
Free printable Christmas tree advent calendar with easy advent activities for children
Join the festive countdown with these 24 easy advent activities for children, complete with a free printable Christmas Tree Advent calendar.
A Kindness Advent calendar printable
Christmas Kindness Advent Calendar: an alternative Advent calendar printable
This free printable Christmas Kindness Advent calendar makes a great alternative Advent calendar, encouraging children to put others first and practice random acts of kindness all season long, at home, in school and in their community.
How to make a December countdown calendar
Easy homemade Advent calendar
Here’s an easy homemade Advent calendar craft, made using our Christmas scented paint.
Ideas to celebrate the Winter Solstice
How to celebrate the Winter Solstice with children
If you would like a non-religious festival to celebrate in December, use these ideas to celebrate the Winter Solstice with cosy winter craft and activities.
Christian Advent crafts and activities
Looking for Christian Advent resources? See all our Advent crafts and activities here, including Christian Advent crafts and activities, printable colour-in Advent wreath and our Nativity teaching resources.