Christmas has come to mean many different things in our busy and distracted world. Our family has found that its easy to get wrapped up in the activity around Christmas and miss the meaning of this most important holiday altogether. So we make it a point every December to focus on the true meaning of Christmas by making time for a family devotional each day during the countdown to Christmas. Here are a few of my favorite Christmas studies and countdowns.
A few specific things I love about all these resources:
- They all focus on the true meaning of Christmas and make it easy for parents to teach it to their kiddos.
- All can be purchased as PDF downloads, so you’ll get them immediately.
- A lot is provided for you to make your life simpler.
Grapevine Studies – Birth of Jesus: (Focus Bible Study and Stick Figuring) This 7 lesson bible study is a perfect to way to learn more about the Birth of Jesus. Preschool and kindergarten students will travel back in time to study the events that surrounded the Nativity. They will study each lesson by listening as you read passages from the Bible. They will then draw each section of Scripture, also known as stick figuring. (Stick figuring is using stick figures, symbols, colors, charts, and words to illustrate each Bible passage.) This method allows students to interact with the Bible passage and be as creative as they desire. On top of there is very little prep, making it a plus for busy moms. I plan to include several of the lessons into our Christmas countdown.
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Truth in the Tinsel: (Focus Bible Study and Crafts) Impress the true meaning of Christmas, while counting down to December 25th with your kiddo at the same time. Spend December impressing God’s Word on your kids’ heart! You’ll get 24 days of Scripture reading, ornament crafts, talking points and extension activities. Plus fun printables and templates! Read my full review here.
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What’s in the Bible? – Everyday Emmanuel: (Focus Family Time, Advent Devotionals & Big Questions About Christmas) Is a fun, easy-to-use family Christmas Countdown experience designed to help families make the most of Christmas and better understand the true meaning of the season. It includes Countdown to Christmas Calendar, Weekly Advent Devotionals & Ornament Activity, Weekly Big Questions About Christmas & Discussion Guide, Family Activity Ideas, Seven “print and use” activities, Online access to videos & additional resources, and Helpful tips to save you time & money.
Also make sure and check out Buck Denver Asks Why Do We Call It Christmas? It’s the perfect companion to Everyday Emmanuel and makes a great Christmas gift, too! Besides that you can score a great deal if you buy them together. (Apply discount code on the last page of checkout.) Read my full review here.
What are you favorites?
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