Tuesday, December 4, 2007

The Nativity

Bethany and little Boy are enjoying acting out the Nativity. Bethany is the director, for sure, however she is kind and loving in her attempts to get her brother to play along.

Bethany and I made the paper scene of the shepherds "abiding in the field" (Luke 2:8-14). It was easy with the patterns from Life of Jesus Activity Book by Anita Reith Stohs. Today we will add on with the manger scene. Just a note about the book, it is recommended for ages 8-12 as it has some more difficult word puzzles. However this activity was just right for Bethany and mom to do. When we were finished, Bethany exclaimed, "Mom, this is awesome!"

We also started the "Jesse Tree". We received ours from God's World News, a magazine for kids. The magazine has different magazines for different ages, ending with the "World". It contains world news and events presented from a biblical world view.

Our Jesse Tree is actually just a poster, however I'm loving the simplicity of it. Maybe next year, we'll get more creative.
I googled "Jesse Tree" and found these results for those interested in seeing what it is or making one. Note: I did NOT investigate these sites thoroughly.
Making a Jesse Tree
Jesse Tree.com

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