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Advent Calendar Paper Chain

The tradition of telling the Christmas Story through the Advent Calendar is a family favorite for many. For something a little different this year, I’ve created a DYI paper chain that is printed with 24 verses from the Bible.

Christmas Story, Advent calendar. Printable of 24 rings to tell the Christmas Story at ActivitiesForKids.com #ChristmasStory #AdventCalendar

The printable is on 4 pages so that you can print different colors to make the chain. (page 1 includes December 1, 5, 9…, page 2 includes December 2,6, 10 and so on.) Use 2, 3 or 4 colors for this paper chain.

In the above example pages 1 and 3 were printed on white paper while page 2 was on green paper and page 4 was on red paper.

This Advent Calendar Paper Chain is now available in Spanish!

Materials for Advent Calendar Paper Chain

  • Printer paper – 1, 2, 3 or 4 different colors
  • Advent Calendar Print out for page 1, page 2, page 3, page 4
  • Scissors or paper cutter
  • Tape or stapler

Instructions for Advent Calendar Paper Chain

  1. Determine the color combination that you would like to use for the paper chain and add the paper to your printer in that order.
  2. Select the pre-printed Advent Calendar paper chain – printable pages for page 1, page 2, page 3, page 4
  3. Print the paper rings and cut them apart.
  4. For 24 days beginning on December 1st, read the bible verse and add to the link to the paper chain. The ends of the paper can either be stapled or taped to form a loop.

Printing Instructions: There are 4 pages to print for the 24 days. Each page will contain 6 paper links that are to be cut apart. If the image does not fill the entire page, check your print options. Be sure to either set the scale to ‘Fit to Page’ or at 100%. Each link should measure approximately 1.5″ by 6.75″.

The verses used for this Advent Calendar are as follows:

  • 12/1 “the angel Gabriel was sent from God unto a …” ~Luke 1:26-27
  • 12/2 “The angel said unto her, ‘Fear not, Mary: for …” ~Luke 1:30
  • 12/3 “And, behold, thou shalt … bring forth a son …” ~Luke 1:31
  • 12/4 “He shall be great, and shall be called the Son …” ~Luke 1:32
  • 12/5 “And Mary said, Behold the handmaid of …” ~Luke 1:38
  • 12/6 “And it came to pass in those days, that …” ~Luke 2:1
  • 12/7 “And all went to be taxed, every one into …” ~Luke 2:3
  • 12/8 “And Joseph also went … unto the City of David …” ~Luke 2:4-5
  • 12/9 “And so it was, that, while they were there, the ….” ~Luke 2:6-7
  • 12/10 “and laid him in a manger; because there …” ~Luke 2:7
  • 12/11 “And there were in the same country …” ~Luke 2:8
  • 12/12 “And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon …” ~Luke 2:9
  • 12/13 “And the angel said unto them, Fear not …” ~Luke 2:10
  • 12/14 “For unto you is born this day in the …” ~Luke 2:11
  • 12/15 “And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye ….” ~Luke 2:12
  • 12/16 “And suddenly there was with the angel a …” ~Luke 2:13-14
  • 12/17 “And [the shepherds] came with haste, and …” ~Luke 2:16
  • 12/ 18 “O come, let us worship and bow down: let us …” ~Psalm 95:6-7
  • 12/19 “Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judæa …” ~Matthew 2:1
  • 12/20 “Saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews? …” ~Matthew 2:2
  • 12/21 “And when they were come into the house, they saw …” ~Matthew 2:11
  • 12/22 “and when they had opened their treasures …” ~Matthew 2:11
  • 12/ 23 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only …” ~John 3:16
  • 12/24 “Thanks be unto God for his unspeakable gift.” ~2 Corinthians 9:15

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About Theresa Johnston

Activities For Kids has been an on-going passion of mine since 1998. I'm a long-time Orlando resident and huge Disney Fan! Prior guide for About.com and current editor for AboutOrlando.com. I hope you enjoy the crafts, recipes and ideas that you find here.