Advent comes from the Latin adventus and simply means, "coming." It has served the church through the centuries as an intentional way for Christians to try to sense what it was like to anticipate the coming of the world's Savior - as predicted as far back as the Book of Genesis - and to anticipate the time when He will come again to restore all things.
Advent begins today and culminates on Christmas Day.
Here are a couple ways to intentionally celebrate the Savior with your kids during the Advent season and one way to go solo:
http://www.vergenetwork.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/AdventBook2013.pdf. Advent 2013: The coming of the Rescuer is a FREE resource from the Austin Stone Community Church. It can be done alongside your regular Bible but also with The Jesus Storybook Bible, which we have available from the church. It also includes a coloring for each day which can be cut out and transformed into a Christmas Ornament to hang on the tree.
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/the-expected-one-advent-guide/id736051191?mt=8. The Expected One Advent Guide will cost you 99 cents in the App Store or alternately you can purchase it for $1.99 at Lifeway publishing. While it may cost you a buck
Advent for adults: https://itunes.apple.com/cz/app/advent-devotions/id737013885?mt=8