It’s almost the time of the year.
I always love Christmas time. Don’t you feel people are nicer during the month of December? I do feel I am much a better person in December, I guess it’s just the spirit of Christmas. 😉
Last year, when Lil N (then 27 m) was talking and understand a whole lot of things, I decided it was time to introduce Christmas story to him. I prefer to let him hear it from me than from anyone else. 🙂 We had daily devotion about Christmas and we used a Nativity play set. If you do not have one, a mummy friend shared how to make one using the resources from here.
For Christmas this year, I will use the same resources as last year. 🙂
Some of our considerations in choosing Christmas books/resources:
– telling the story about original Christmas story
There is no Santa no presents, and no glorious celebration in the stable when Jesus was born.
We had a very nice set of books about Santa given by a friend, but I have decided to give it away, since Lil N will have his dose of those in the celebrations we’ll have.
– teaching concept of giving instead of receiving
Some families have traditions of exchanging gifts, I’m not against that idea. However for our family, we are not there yet and we will focus more on the concept of giving instead of receiving. I will try to make little projects on giving during this season too. Last year we have a small project in which we packed little goodie bags to be given to the less fortunate children. When Lil N received Christmas presents (not from us though ;p), we told him that the person who get his gifts will feel happy and blessed just like he was. 🙂
Why we use a Nativity Play Set
– Simply, because it’s a great visual. Children can play with it while remembering Christmas story.
– This particular Fisher Price set that we have, will last for a very long time, so I think it is worth the investment 🙂
Art & Craft ideas I will use for this Christmas
– Origami Star
– Art ideas
– Stained glass Cookie
Books I will use this Christmas
– Room for a Little One: A Christmas Tale (For 2+)
– God Gave Us Christmas (For 4+)
– Getting Ready for Christmas (For the whole family)
– Bible 😉
Have you prepare yourself to teach your kids about Christmas? Join me in preparing their little hearts to welcome baby Jesus. 2 more weeks to December! 🙂