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Advent Activities for Children

Celebrate the Liturgical Season of Advent

Help children of all ages prepare for Christmas.

Get Ready for Advent

Find lots of fun and creative materials to help teachers, catechists, and parents teach about Advent in the classroom or at home.  Let’s get ready to celebrate Advent!

Fun, Easy Advent Activities

Because we have a great selection of materials, we can help teachers and students easily countdown to Christmas. Best of all, our lessons and printables are ready for classroom use!

New Ideas and Fun Projects

We offer easy to make Advent wreaths and Advent calendars, as well as puzzles, liturgy lessons, learning cubes, coloring sheets, classroom decorations, worksheets, and more.

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Encourage children to grow in their faith with fun printables that highlight the Liturgical Season of Advent. Our Advent Activities and crafts for children encourage students to keep Christ at the center of the Advent season.

There is sure to be something that calls to the hearts of your students. Most of all, you will be encouraging your children and students to keep Christ at the center of the Advent season.

Jesse Tree Activity for Children

Advent Jesse Tree Salvation History Project

Advent Jesse Tree Salvation History Project

Create a Jesse Tree to Celebrate Advent or Salvation History.   This six-page file contains 28 pieces in this Salvation History account, which can be used during the season of Advent for a Jesse Tree...

Advent Wreath Cut-N-Paste Activity in B/W

Advent Wreath Cut-N-Paste Activity in B/W

Help Catholic Children Celebrate Advent with Their Own Advent Wreath! Advent is the season that prepares us for Christmas, and the Advent wreath helps us countdown to the celebration of the nativity. Allow...

Advent Wreath F3 Activity

Advent Wreath F3 Activity

Waiting for Jesus Is the Theme of This F3 Activity Advent is a very special time during the year.  Use this resource to help teach about the tradition of the Advent wreath and the meaning and purpose...

Advent Wreath Art Project for Wall or Bulletin Board

Advent Wreath Art Project for Wall or Bulletin Board

Simple Advent Wreath Craft Reminds Children of the Hope, Peace, Joy and Love That the Nativity of Our Lord Brings. Years ago when our oldest loved to finger paint, we created a very simple but effective...

Advent Wreath Cut-N-Paste Activity

Advent Wreath Cut-N-Paste Activity

Help Catholic Children Celebrate Advent with Their Own Advent Wreath! Advent is the season that prepares us for Christmas, and the Advent wreath helps us countdown to the celebration of the nativity. Allow...

Advent Wreath Coloring Page

Advent Wreath Coloring Page

Celebrate Advent!   Encourage children to learn about Advent as they hone their art skills and fine motor development with this coloring page featuring an Advent wreath. Children may color this independently...

You Draw It Advent Jesse Tree Project

You Draw It Advent Jesse Tree Project

Let Learners Create a Jesse Tree to Celebrate Advent or Salvation History. This six-page file contains 28 titled pieces in this Salvation History account, which can be used during the season of Advent...

The Coming of Christ Worksheet
The Coming of Christ Worksheet
Help Young Catholics Reflect on Christ's Coming. Advent is the perfect time to encourage children to think about Christ's coming. This worksheet presents Christ's coming at Bethlehem, at the end of time, and into our hearts through His grace. Lines...
Prepare the Way of the Lord Writing Set
Prepare the Way of the Lord Writing Set
Help Children to Prepare the Way of the Lord During Advent. Encourage children to think about St. John the Baptist's message of preparation for the Lord during the Advent season. This set of three writing sheets provides generous writing space with different...
Advent Notebooking Set
Advent Notebooking Set
Advent Writing Sheets Helps Young Catholics Prepare for Christmas.   Encourage children to think and write about the season of Advent. This set of three Advent writing sheets focuses on the meaning of Advent - the coming of Christ. Four candles...
The Four Weeks of Advent Writing Sheet
The Four Weeks of Advent Writing Sheet
Help Children Explore the Meaning of Advent   Encourage children to think about the meaning and focus of Advent. This writing sheet provides writing space for each week of Advent. A candle image reminds young writers of the theme of each week,...
Advent Weekly Writing Set
Advent Weekly Writing Set
Help Children Explore Every Week of Advent.   Encourage children to think about the season of Advent. This set of individual writing sheets focus on each week of Advent. A candle image reminds young writers of the theme of each week, including...
December 2017 Printable Monthly Calendar Page
December 2017 Printable Monthly Calendar Page
Remember the Immaculate Conception, Mary Most Holy in December!   Use this printable calendar page to help children keep track of special feasts, memorials, and celebrations of the Catholic Church throughout December 2017 - the month dedicated to...
Advent Poster Set in Black-and-White
Advent Poster Set in Black-and-White
Help Young Catholics Celebrate the Season of Advent.   This four-piece Advent poster set in black-and-white features a candle for each week of Advent. A weekly focus also adds character to each page as it highlights each glowing light. The first...
Advent Poster Set in Color
Advent Poster Set in Color
Help Young Catholics Celebrate the Season of Advent.   This four-piece Advent poster set features a lit candle for each week of Advent. A weekly focus also adds character to each page as it highlights each glowing light. The first week features...
Be Joyful Wristband
Be Joyful Wristband
Encourage Children to Be Joyful As They Prepare for Advent!   By using these colorful paper wristbands, children are reminded to be joyful during the Advent season. To use this printable, cut apart the bands on the dotted lines. Measure against the...
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I'm Preparing Advent Wristband
Encourage Children to Prepare for Advent!   By using these colorful paper wristbands, children can start preparing their hearts to celebrate Christmas. To use this printable, cut apart the bands on the dotted lines. Measure against the wrist of the...
Month of December Word Search Puzzle
Month of December Word Search Puzzle
Celebrate the Month of December with Puzzle Fun!   Encourage children to celebrate Advent and Christmas with a fun word search worksheet. Twelve words are hidden in a matrix that features an easy to read font. An answer key is provided. Words or...
That Weekly Liturgy Lesson for Kids - 4th Sunday of Advent (Cycle A)
That Weekly Liturgy Lesson for Kids - 4th Sunday of Advent (Cycle A)
Focus on the Sunday Gospel for the 4th Sunday in Advent.   Use this unit study to help teach children about St. Joseph's visit from an angel and that we should prepare for the Messiah. This lesson is based on the Gospel of St. Matthew 1:18-24. St....
That Weekly Liturgy Lesson for Kids – 3rd Sunday of Advent (Cycle A)
That Weekly Liturgy Lesson for Kids – 3rd Sunday of Advent (Cycle A)
Focus on the Sunday Gospel for Gaudete Sunday, the 3rd Sunday in Advent. Use this unit study to help teach children about St. John the Baptist, the servant whom Christ called great. This lesson develops the theme that anyone can serve God joyfully, and...
That Weekly Liturgy Lesson for Kids – 2nd Sunday of Advent (Cycle A)
That Weekly Liturgy Lesson for Kids – 2nd Sunday of Advent (Cycle A)
Focus on the Sunday Gospel for the 2nd Sunday in Advent.   Use this unit study to help teach children about St. John the Baptist and his message to the Pharisees. This lesson develops the theme that we show our love to God with our actions and it...
That Weekly Liturgy Lesson for Kids – 1st Sunday of Advent (Cycle A)
That Weekly Liturgy Lesson for Kids – 1st Sunday of Advent (Cycle A)
Focus on the Sunday Gospel for the 1st Sunday in Advent. Use this unit study to help teach children about Jesus' Second Coming and that we should prepare for when He returns.  This lesson is based on the Gospel of St. Matthew 24:37-44. At the end of...
Countdown to Christmas Advent Calendar Coloring Sheet
Countdown to Christmas Advent Calendar Coloring Sheet
Help Children Count Down to Christmas One Day at a Time. Use this color-it-in style Advent calendar to help young Catholics count down to the celebration of the Nativity. Children color in one dated ornament per day up to and including December 25th. An...
Countdown to Christmas Advent Calendar
Countdown to Christmas Advent Calendar
Help Children Count Down to Christmas One Day at a Time. Use this colorful Advent calendar to help young Catholics count down to the celebration of the Nativity. Children color in one dated ornament per day up to and including December 25th. An alternate...
Advent Wreath Cut-N-Paste Activity in B/W
Advent Wreath Cut-N-Paste Activity in B/W
Help Catholic Children Celebrate Advent with Their Own Advent Wreath! Advent is the season that prepares us for Christmas, and the Advent wreath helps us countdown to the celebration of the nativity. Allow children to have fun and create their own version...
Advent Wreath Cut-N-Paste Activity
Advent Wreath Cut-N-Paste Activity
Help Catholic Children Celebrate Advent with Their Own Advent Wreath! Advent is the season that prepares us for Christmas, and the Advent wreath helps us countdown to the celebration of the nativity. Allow children to have fun and create their own version...
Christmas Wreath Cut-N-Paste Activity
Christmas Wreath Cut-N-Paste Activity
Help Young Catholics Celebrate Christmas with an Artsy Wreath. The wreath is a classic symbol of Christmas, which can be found hanging on many doors on homes, stores, and churches. Allow children to have fun and create their own version of a Christmas...
Weekly Liturgy Lesson - 4th Sunday of Advent (Cycle C)
Weekly Liturgy Lesson - 4th Sunday of Advent (Cycle C)
Focus on the Sunday Gospel for the 4th Sunday of Advent. Use this unit study to help teach children about finding the joy of being in the presence of Christ.  This lesson is based on Luke 1:39-45, the Visitation. In this week’s Gospel, we witness the...
Weekly Liturgy Lesson - 3rd Sunday of Advent, Gaudete Sunday (Cycle C)
Weekly Liturgy Lesson - 3rd Sunday of Advent, Gaudete Sunday (Cycle C)
Focus on the Sunday Gospel for the 3rd Sunday of Advent. Use this unit study to help teach children about preparing to encounter Christ during Advent. This lesson is based on Luke 3:10-18. St. John the Baptist’s task is to prepare the people to encounter...
Weekly Liturgy Lesson - 2nd Sunday of Advent (Cycle C)
Weekly Liturgy Lesson - 2nd Sunday of Advent (Cycle C)
Focus on the Sunday Gospel for the 2nd Sunday of Advent. Use this unit study to help teach children about preparing to encounter Christ during Advent. This lesson is based on Luke 3:1-6. In this week’s Gospel, St. John the Baptist preaches his message...
Weekly Liturgy Lesson - 1st Sunday of Advent (Cycle C)
Weekly Liturgy Lesson - 1st Sunday of Advent (Cycle C)
Focus on the Sunday Gospel for the 1st Sunday of Advent. Use this unit study to help teach children about being prepared for Christ's return and the necessity of prayer. This lesson is based on Luke 21:25-28, 34-36. In this week’s Gospel, Jesus speaks...
The Annunciation Crossword Puzzle
The Annunciation Crossword Puzzle
Focus on the Annunciation.   Encourage your students to review or learn about the Annunciation by completing this crossword puzzle based on Luke 1:26-38. Learners may read the Scripture passage suggested to more easily solve some of the clues in...
We Must Prepare for the Lord (Advent) Crossword Puzzle
We Must Prepare for the Lord (Advent) Crossword Puzzle
Focus on Advent as the Season of Preparation for the Coming of the Lord.   Encourage your students to review or learn about St. John the Baptist's message that we must prepare the way for the Lord by completing this crossword puzzle based on Mark...
God Wants Us to Be Zealous Crossword Puzzle
God Wants Us to Be Zealous Crossword Puzzle
Teach Children About Being Zealous for Christ.   Encourage your students to review or learn about zeal by completing this crossword puzzle based on Mark 13:33-37. Learners may read the Scripture passage suggested to more easily solve some of the...
Christ Is the Light of the World (Gaudete Sunday) Crossword Puzzle
Christ Is the Light of the World (Gaudete Sunday) Crossword Puzzle
Teach Children About Gaudete Sunday, the Third Sunday of Advent. Encourage your students to review or learn about Gaudete Sunday, the Third Sunday of Advent, by completing this crossword puzzle based on Mark 1:6-8, 19-28. Learners may read the Scripture...
St. John the Baptist and His Message Fill-In the Faces Worksheet
St. John the Baptist and His Message Fill-In the Faces Worksheet
Teach, Review, or Discuss St. John the Baptist and His Message for Us.   Ten statements are presented to recall that St. John the Baptist tells us to prepare the way for the Lord based on Mark 1:1-8. Children are to fill-in the appropriate faces...
God Wants Us to Be Zealous Fill-In the Faces Worksheet
God Wants Us to Be Zealous Fill-In the Faces Worksheet
Teach, Review, or Discuss Being Zealous for the Lord.   Ten statements are presented to recall that God wants us to be zealous towards Him based on Mark 13:33-37. Children are to fill-in the appropriate faces to represent agreement or disagreement...
Guadete Sunday FIll-In the Faces Worksheet
Guadete Sunday FIll-In the Faces Worksheet
Teach, Review, or Discuss Gaudete Sunday.   Nine statements are presented to recall the uniqueness of Gaudete Sunday, the Third Week of Advent, inspired by John 1:6-9. Children are to fill-in the appropriate faces to represent agreement or disagreement...
4th Sunday in Advent Mini-Book
4th Sunday in Advent Mini-Book
Kids Can Write Their Own Mini-Book About the 4th Sunday of Advent.   This little mini-book focuses on God's message on the 4th Sunday of Advent. After listening to the Liturgy of the Word, children can use this resource to retell or narrate the essential...
3rd Sunday of Advent Mini-Book
3rd Sunday of Advent Mini-Book
Kids Can Write Their Own Mini-Book About the 3rd Sunday of Advent.   This little mini-book focuses on God's message on the 3rd Sunday of Advent. After listening to the Liturgy of the Word, children can use this resource to retell or narrate the essential...
2nd Sunday of Advent Mini-Book
2nd Sunday of Advent Mini-Book
Kids Can Write Their Own Mini-Book About the 2nd Sunday of Advent.   This little mini-book focuses on God's message on the 2nd Sunday of Advent. After listening to the Liturgy of the Word, children can use this resource to retell or narrate the essential...
1st Sunday of Advent Mini-Book
1st Sunday of Advent Mini-Book
Kids Can Write Their Own Mini-Book About the 1st Sunday of Advent.   This little mini-book focuses on God's message on the 1st Sunday of Advent. After listening to the Liturgy of the Word, children can use this resource to retell or narrate the essential...
Get the Gospel! Trading Card on How to Speak to Others
Get the Gospel! Trading Card on How to Speak to Others
Help Children Learn How to Speak to Others.   This colorful printable has four identical cards per sheet. The card contains a how-to list of helpful ways to assist children in learning how to speak to others inspired by Luke 1:26-38 - the Annunciation. To...
Get the Gospel! Trading Card - How to Prepare for Christmas
Get the Gospel! Trading Card - How to Prepare for Christmas
Help Children Learn How to Prepare to Celebrate the Solemnity of Christmas. This colorful printable has four identical cards per sheet. The card contains a how-to list of helpful ways to assist children in celebrating Christmas based on John 1:6-8, 19-28. To...
Joyful Mysteries of the Holy Rosary Poster Set
Joyful Mysteries of the Holy Rosary Poster Set
Focus on the Joyful Mysteries of the Holy Rosary. Present the Joyful Mysteries of the Holy Rosary by title as well as visually with this five-page poster set. Perfect for a bulletin-board display or classroom decoration, these sheets provide an assortment...
Symbols of Christmas F3 KWL Activity
Symbols of Christmas F3 KWL Activity
Help Students Explore the Symbols of Christmas. Use this cut-n-paste F3 KWL to help children learn about many traditional symbols of Christmas including the Nativity scene, holly, the wreath, stockings, the Christmas tree, the Star, and many others. Learners...
Christmas Prayer Copywork
Christmas Prayer Copywork
Celebrate the Birth of the Christ Child at Christmas. Learners can practice manuscript and cursive writing skills while the ponder the birth of the Lord in a simple prayer requested by one of our members. "Divine babe of Bethlehem, come and take birth...
Symbols of Christmas Word Search
Symbols of Christmas Word Search
Help Children Identify the Symbols of Christmas. Use this fifteen word matrix to encourage children to learn about the symbols of Christmas by identifying items they may see during the Advent or Christmas season. An answer sheet is provided. Words used...
St. John the Baptist Plot Cards
St. John the Baptist Plot Cards
Plot Cards Can Help Children Recall the Life of St. John the Baptist Learning about or recalling some of the events in the life of the herald of the Messiah can be a fun and interesting activity by using our Montessori style tactile story plot cards....
Get the Gospel! Trading Card on How to Celebrate Advent
Get the Gospel! Trading Card on How to Celebrate Advent
Help children remember how to celebrate the liturgical season of Advent. This colorful printable has four identical cards per sheet. The card contains a how-to list of helpful ways to assist children in celebrating the season of Advent based on Mark 1:1-8. To...
Get the Gospel! Trading Card on How to Be Zealous
Get the Gospel! Trading Card on How to Be Zealous
Help children learn how to avoid being lazy based on God's Word. This colorful printable has four identical cards per sheet. The card contains a how-to list of helpful ways to assist children in fighting off laziness and embracing zeal based on Matthew...
Advent Door Hanger
Advent Door Hanger
Get Ready for Jesus in Advent! Help young Catholics prepare for the birth of Christ during the season of Advent. Create a simple door hanger that reminds children to be prepared for the coming of Christmas. Children need to cut the provided pieces and...
Advent Wreath Coloring Page
Advent Wreath Coloring Page
Celebrate Advent!   Encourage children to learn about Advent as they hone their art skills and fine motor development with this coloring page featuring an Advent wreath. Children may color this independently or choose to have students color the sheet...
Weekly Liturgy Lesson - 4th Sunday in Advent (Cycle B)
Weekly Liturgy Lesson - 4th Sunday in Advent (Cycle B)
Focus on the Sunday Gospel for the Fourth Sunday of Advent.   Use this unit study to help teach children about the Annunciation. This lesson is based on the account provided by the Gospel of St. Luke 1:26-38. On this fourth Sunday of Advent, another...
Weekly Liturgy Lesson  - 3rd Sunday of Advent Cycle B
Weekly Liturgy Lesson - 3rd Sunday of Advent Cycle B
Focus on the Sunday Gospel for the Third Sunday of Advent.   Use this unit study to help teach children about Gaudete Sunday and a time of rejoicing. This lesson is based on the account provided by the Gospel of St. John 1:6-8, 19-28. St. John the...
Weekly Liturgy Lesson for Kids - 2nd Sunday in Advent Cycle B
Weekly Liturgy Lesson for Kids - 2nd Sunday in Advent Cycle B
Focus on the Sunday Gospel for the Second Sunday of Advent. Use this unit study to help teach children about St. John the Baptist and his message of preparation for the coming of the Lord. This lesson is based on the account provided by the Gospel of...
Weekly Liturgy Lesson for Kids - 1st Sunday in Advent (Cycle B)
Weekly Liturgy Lesson for Kids - 1st Sunday in Advent (Cycle B)
Focus on the Sunday Gospel for the First Sunday of Advent.   Use this unit study to help teach children that Advent is a time of waiting and preparation. This lesson is based on Christ's teaching in the Gospel of St. Matthew 25:31-46. Waiting can...
Ready to Color Nativity Story Learning Cubes
Ready to Color Nativity Story Learning Cubes
Learn About and Prepare for Christmas with Cubes That Are Just Waiting to Be Decorated by Your Young Artist.   Use these cute cubes to help children learn about the Nativity of our Lord.  Each page provides a cube to be decorated, cut and assembled...
Learning Cubes Featuring the Nativity Story
Learning Cubes Featuring the Nativity Story
Learn About and Prepare for Christmas with Cubes That Are Just Waiting to Be Put Together by Your Kiddos or Class   Use these cute colorful cubes to help children learn about the Nativity of our Lord.  Each page provides a cube to be cut and assembled...
Advent Wreath F3 Activity
Advent Wreath F3 Activity
Waiting for Jesus Is the Theme of This F3 Activity Advent is a very special time during the year.  Use this resource to help teach about the tradition of the Advent wreath and the meaning and purpose of the season.  Children read the info on the main...
Advent Mobile Lesson
Advent Mobile Lesson
Celebrate Advent!! This project is designed to help children become familiar with the meaning of the season of Advent - the liturgical season of four weeks devoted to preparation for the coming of Christ at Christmas. This cut and paste lesson yields...
Advent Jesse Tree Salvation History Project
Advent Jesse Tree Salvation History Project
Create a Jesse Tree to Celebrate Advent or Salvation History.   This six-page file contains 28 pieces in this Salvation History account, which can be used during the season of Advent for a Jesse Tree or as a standard lesson throughout the year. ...
You Draw It Advent Jesse Tree Project
You Draw It Advent Jesse Tree Project
Let Learners Create a Jesse Tree to Celebrate Advent or Salvation History. This six-page file contains 28 titled pieces in this Salvation History account, which can be used during the season of Advent for a Jesse Tree or as a standard lesson throughout...
4 Cool Facts About Advent Graphic Organizer Worksheet
4 Cool Facts About Advent Graphic Organizer Worksheet
Teach the Significance of the Season of Advent This four-square graphic organizer worksheet can help children to organize facts and information they learn about the liturgical season of Advent. Lined squares have ample writing space for simple facts about...
Sacrament of Reconciliation Word Search
Sacrament of Reconciliation Word Search
Catholics of any age can enjoy learning about the healing sacrament of Reconciliation with key words that help explain its uniqueness. This word search includes a pictorial symbol for Reconciliation, an answer key, and the following search terms: CONFESSION CONFESSIONAL CONTRITION FORGIVENESS GIFT GRACE KNEELER LOVE PEACE PENANCE PRAYER PRIEST RECONCILIATION REPARATION SACRAMENT SIN SORROW STOLE     Age:...
Dictation or Copywork to Teach Catechism and Multiplication Facts
Dictation or Copywork to Teach Catechism and Multiplication Facts
Teach the Truths of the Catholic Faith Using Math Facts, Dictation or Copywork and Art Inspired by our faith and our children's love of drawing, we created this resource that can help children of different age levels begin to learn the unique and rich...
Dictation or Copywork to Teach Catechism and Number Facts
Dictation or Copywork to Teach Catechism and Number Facts
Teach the Truths of the Catholic Faith Using Math Facts, Dictation or Copywork and Art Inspired by our faith and our children's love of drawing, we created this resource that can help children of different age levels begin to learn the unique and rich...
Christmas Prayer Garland Project
Christmas Prayer Garland Project
Prayer Is a Wonderful Way to Bring the True Spirit of the Season to the Hearts and Mind of All Who Visit Your Home This Season.   Prayer is simply lifting our hearts and minds to God. There are many different purposes and methods of prayer, each...
Advent Wreath Art Project for Wall or Bulletin Board
Advent Wreath Art Project for Wall or Bulletin Board
Simple Advent Wreath Craft Reminds Children of the Hope, Peace, Joy and Love That the Nativity of Our Lord Brings. Years ago when our oldest loved to finger paint, we created a very simple but effective Advent wreath. Almost ten years later we are still...
Advent F3 Activity
Advent F3 Activity
Fun Activity Helps Children Learn About and Invite the Season of Advent into Their Hearts and Minds. Advent is the season that prepares us for the nativity of our Lord, Jesus Christ. This little F3 Activity is self-contained and is a fun and effective...
Litany of the Infant Jesus Printable Prayer Sheet for Children
Litany of the Infant Jesus Printable Prayer Sheet for Children
Celebrate and Honor the Infant Jesus by Praying the Litany of the Infant Jesus. Use this sweet printable sheet to help children honor the Infant Jesus. This is perfect to use for class or individual prayer. The sweet image included in the child specific...
Color the Seasons of the Liturgical Church Year Worksheet
Color the Seasons of the Liturgical Church Year Worksheet
Coloring Fun Can Help Teach About the Liturgical Calendar. Help young children begin to understand the calendar of the church year with this simple worksheet that asks children to note five different liturgical seasons using a simple liturgical wheel.   Colors...
Liturgical Church Calendar Worksheet
Liturgical Church Calendar Worksheet
Coloring fun can help teach about the liturgical calendar. Help children begin to understand the church calendar with this introductory worksheet that asks young Catholics to identify the liturgical seasons that occur in each month of the regular calendar...
Know-N-Go Nativity Story Game
Know-N-Go Nativity Story Game
How Well Do You Know the Nativity Story? Use this fun game to help learners commit the details of the nativity story to their hearts and memories. Basic questions about the story of the birth of our Lord are presented in a get up and move type classroom...

    “For, this day is born to you a Saviour, who is Christ the Lord in the city of David. And this shall be a sign unto you. You shall find the infant wrapped in a swaddling clothes and laid in a manger.” – Luke 2:11-12

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