Sunday, December 28, 2014

Friends on the Roof!

Gather your supplies.  You will need a box, a “mat” (we used a lego piece but you could even make one with paper and popsicle sticks or whatever you have at your house), some people/friends, some string or yarn to lower the mat and scissors.

Cut a door on the side of the box 
and a hole in the top of the box; 
as shown.

Act out the story using the mat(s) and characters!

  Tell how Jesus healed the paralyzed man! 

"Picture" Yourself Blind!

 Gather your supplies.  
You will need a blindfold (we just used a piece of fabric),
 a piece of paper per child and some markers.

Blindfold each of your children.

Allow them to draw a picture, while blind folded, so they can see what it is like to be blind!
Talk about how the blind man needed Jesus so
he could see!

Monday, December 1, 2014

A Christmas Sheep

Gather your supplies. You will need something round (cardboard, a lid to something in your
pantry, etc...), cotton balls, scissors, glue, black construction paper, a white crayon (or googly eyes)

Cut center circle out of whatever you are using that is round!

Cut out sheep's head ears and feet out of black construction paper. Draw eyes on face.

Glue cotton balls all around circle.

Attach feet, face and ears to cotton balls!

Use your sheep to tell everyone about the 
message the angels shared with the shepherds
as they watched their sheep!

Star So Bright!

Gather your supplies. You will need scissors, to colors construction paper, markers and string.

Cut one star out of each color of construction paper. Make sure they are identical. 
We cut ours at the same time :)

Punch a hole in the top of one star. 
Cut a slit half way up the bottom of the start with the hole punch 
and half way down from the top of the other star (see photo)

Decorate star however you wish to decorate it!

Slide the two pieces together and hang with yarn or string!

Use your Shining Star to tell the story
of the Wise Men traveling to see

Baby Jesus Ornament

Gather your supplies. 
You will need a plate, a tan piece of paper, tape, scissors and a black 
marker and a pipe cleaner (not shown) 

Cut circle out of tan paper. 

 Tape circle to top of plate. 

Fold bottom plate up a third of the way (see photo) 

Fold sides towards center. Use tape to secure. 

Use the marker to put eyes on baby Jesus! 

Place pipe cleaner or yarn on top or tape to back. 

Hang baby Jesus on your tree and 
tell the story all over again!

Christmas Angel

 Gather your supplies. You will need a paper plate, glue, scissors, a white sheet of paper and a silver crayon/marker or glitter pen! 

Cut a "V" shape out of the paper plates, as shown. 

Cut a oval out of the white paper to use as the angels head!

 Color (or use whatever you are using that is silver) around the edge of both pieces of the plate! 

Glue small triangle plate and head on larger plate, as shown! 

Let your "angel" tell the story of 
bringing Mary exciting news!