Here are 5 ways to take some time to intentionally teach your children the story of the birth of Jesus in the Bible.
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REMEMBERING THE REASON FOR THE SEASON
I asked my six year old daughter if she knew why we celebrated Christmas and she replied, “It’s Santa’s birthday?”.
It’s so easy to get caught up in the stress of the holidays that we stick the life lessons low down on our priorities list. But this little reminder was just what I needed to get our week back on track.
Here are 5 ways to teach your children about the birth of Jesus using the Bible story.
5 WAYS TO TEACH THE STORY OF THE BIRTH OF JESUS IN THE BIBLE
1. MAKE A STORY BOOKLET
The most descriptive nativity story can be found in Luke chapter 2, so I’ve created a free printable booklet for families to read together.
2. SET OUT A NATIVITY SCENE FOR KIDS TO PLAY WITH
Little minds learn best with hands on activities, so play sets are a great way to teach the story of the birth of Jesus with your child. Here’s one of my favorites:
3. DO A SERVICE PROJECT TOGETHER
Have your kids help you pick out a present to donate to Toys for Tots or donate food to a local shelter. Don’t forget another simple way to help is to call those who are alone for the holidays and wish them a Merry Christmas! Remind your kids why we help others, and point your actions back to the story of Jesus.
4. LISTEN TO CHRISTMAS HYMNS
I love Christmas music, but I think that my kids have memorized Santa Claus is Coming to Town and have no idea what the words are to Silent Night. Be intentional about the reason for the season by making sure to have times where your kids are listening to (or singing along with!) a few Christmas hymns. You can listen to Ella Fitzgerald sing some of my favorites on Spotify for free:
5. COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS USING A JESSE TREE TRADITION
A Jesse tree is a way to decorate your tree while reading the Bible each day. I’ve created a printable version for you to color or cut and hang right now! All you need is a cute little tree and a Bible. You can purchase yours here:
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