I want to make sure my kids understand as early as they can the true meaning of Christmas. Therefore all this month our Raising Rock Stars focus will be on the story of the birth of Christ…the true meaning of Christmas!
We put up our Christmas decorations today and we tied our Raising Rock Stars lesson in with setting up the nativity scene.
The first thing we did was gather at the buffet where we were going to set up the nativity scene (as you can tell it was a pj day!!)
I pulled out the bible and turned to Luke 2 and started reading about the birth of Christ. I brought out each nativity figurine at the point that they were mentioned in the story.
We talked of Mary and Joseph and that they came to Bethlehem and that baby Jesus was born in a stable. He was wrapped in swaddling clothes and placed in a manger because there was no room for them in the inn.
We talked about how the angel came to the shepards in the field. (Our nativity set did not have an angel so I decided to use the angel that is usually our tree topper)
The angel said that there would be a sign for the shepards – they would find the baby wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.
We then went to Matthew and discussed the wise men that followed the star and brought gifts to the newborn king. (side note…the pic above cracks me up…it looks like that camel is smiling for the camera from the angle that I took the picture).
We will come back to this table many times in the next few weeks, reading the story over and over, looking at the figurines and learning the story of the birth of Christ. This is where our emphasis is going to be during this Christmas season.
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