For our day 3 activity we chose to make a paper chain for decorating the tree. I admit, I was highly skeptical about our children's ability to maintain interest in such a project, but my dear husband was eager to do this with them.
He won. They loved it. The boys glued, he built. While they built together, Randy told them about when he was a child and they did not have any decorations for their tree one year because they had just moved overseas. Since they were without, they made paper chains to decorate the house. I love that as we celebrate advent, the hope that we have in Christ, the boys are able to connect with their own history on a deeper level.