So, I have an idea.
It's kind of too late to implement this year, but hey, there is always next year.
Wanna know what my idea is?
The Advent Elf.
I am going to scrap the advent calendar and start the tradition of an advent elf. Every day our little elf (who has yet to be named) will show up in a new place and the kiddos have to search him out and find him. He will have their assignments for serving Jesus for that day.
The fun is finding the elf in a new spot each day.
The glory is in honoring Jesus with service.
Now I just have to find a cute little elf to fill the role...