I've been wanting to do an Advent (the season preceding Christmas) curriculum with my children for many years but I've spent the past year-ends either pregnant or busy with Christmas outreach. I'm finally available this year to design a program to help the kids to understand Christmas better. Yay!
In preparation, we put up the Christmas tree to hold the ornaments we'll make. Each ornament will teach the true meaning behind a certain Christmas symbol. Since the older two are mature enough, they were the ones who decorated the tree with a little help from me. *beam*
|Diligently spacing out the decorations|
|Admiring their handiwork|
And of course, to enhance the Christmas atmosphere, I put up other decorations elsewhere in the home too.
|Finally some use for the foil balloon given by a classmate.|
I've seen some people make a thanksgiving jar but I fear the younger ones breaking it accidentally. Thus, I make do with a thanksgiving board instead.
|The board is so glossy |
that it looks like a mirror!
|Check out the glow-in-the-dark stars!|
There will be 13 lessons leading up to Christmas. We are examining how the birth of Christ fulfils the Old Testament prophecies, using the verses from this WEBSITE. To drive home the point for each lesson, we will be making ornaments, relevant to the lesson, to hang on the Christmas tree.
I pray that the children will enjoy the program and may it deepen their understanding of our Lord Jesus Christ!