We read the Christmas story from The Anytime Bible, which continues to be one of our favorite Children’s Bibles (my full review is here). We also used our Fisher Price Nativity to highlight the characters in the story. It was a good idea in theory, although K was out of sorts this night and all he really cared to do was make the stable sing “du-du-du-du-du” (when you push the top it sings Away in a Manger and he loves it). It took some real effort to get through the entire story (from the angel to the wise men).
We were blessed to have guests with us for our family time, “Kiki” is our college “daughter” (she lived with us for over 2 years while she was in high school), and a good friend J. They helped us color our Happy Birthday Jesus coloring book…
Krash also worked on his puzzle from our Christmas Tot Pack…
He also dot-painted the Happy Birthday Jesus sheet (which he was extremely disturbed about since I created the circles a bit too big for the dot paint)…note to self-make sure the circles are exact to avoid trouble from this particular little guy.
We also talked about getting a gift for Jesus for HIS birthday. We talked about what He wants most from us, discussing love and service to others mainly. We selected an item to give to Jesus from the World Vision Gift Catalog. We let Pac Man select and he chose a fishing kit and 2 chickens. We discussed how these gifts would help someone else and why Jesus would want this for Christmas.
Resources used this week:
- World Vision Gift Catalog
- Christian Preschool Printables ~ Happy Birthday Jesus Mini Book (I enlarged ours using Photoshop)
- Bible Story Printables (find full size coloring pages here, the same as the mini, just full sheets)
- Christmas Tot Pack
- Bible Memory Verses
- Songs for Saplings CD
Visit the Raising Rock Stars Webpage to download your own notebook pages and to see links to previous Rock Stars posts!