Idea #5: Advent Buddies
This works very much like "Secret Santa". We all draw a name from a hat and that person is our Advent Buddy. The mission is to serve our Advent Buddy secretly all throughout Advent. We might say extra prayers, make little gifts for them, make little sacrifices for them, or do their chores when they least expect it. It's wonderful to see the children looking for ways to serve one another.
*Family Service Project: Wash kitchen cupboards, inside and out.