It's time to Rediscover Christmas, the true meaning of Christmas, that is! If you missed my previous post about all of my plans for this series, you can review it by going HERE.
Next week will be our first week of study. And, moms, you aren't to be left out.
I checked out the book, The Christmas Story by G. A. Myers. It's a sweet little devotional that will go hand-in-hand with the children's study we will be doing. Read and meditate on Chapter 1 and all about "The Announcement to Mary". If you don't have the book, then just spend some time reading in your Bible (Luke 1: 26-38), or in another book of your choosing, about Mary and the angel when she received the news that she would be the mother of the Messiah. I will be posting my reflections, and you can comment and share your heart, as well.
Now on to the kids ...
In The First Christmas by Francine M. O'Connor, we will be reading the first two stories, "Listen to Isaiah" and "The Lady and the Angel".
Of course we will be reading the Bible. I have chosen for us to read the stories from The One Year Children's Bible by Rhona Davies. We will read "Another Visit from Gabriel" on Page 214.
For our activity, we will be making an easy stained glass angel. My intention is for the kids to make things that we can deliver to my grandmother in the nursing home and send to my other grandmother who lives in a town about 30 minutes away. It thrills them to get handmade things from the kids.
You will need the following supplies:
* contact paper
* black construction paper
* tissue paper
Last, we will read The Story of Christmas by Vivian French.
Shannon and I will be posting the results of the activities on Wednesday next week, and we will include a Linky. Please join us, if you'd like!