Monday, December 03, 2007

The ADVENTure of Christmas

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I received this book from my mom (Mimi). I have wanted this book! And, I am so glad that I have it!
It is a book about helping Children find Jesus in our Holiday Traditions.

"Have you discovered that Jesus gets lost in the middle of the hustle and bustle of His birthday party? Would you like to be able to keep your children's focus on Jesus and also join them in the wonder of the celebration?

The ADVENTure of Christmas serves as a fun and handy guide that describes the significance behind your favorite traditions. Hanging lights on the house, wrapping gifts, and decorating the tree will become opportunities to share how these customs relate to Jesus' birth. The ADVENTure of Christmas recaptures the true meaning of this beloved season, giving reasons to celebrate for years to come."


I have gone through the book and have chosen several traditions that we do in our home and we will celebrate this tradition by relating it Jesus. Some of the traditions we will do a craft, sing a song, watch a movie, read a book, or bake to reinforce the tradition and have some fun!
I have also added a few things of my own for us to do. We will try to do an activity each day in December. (Hopefully)

I will be sharing each activity more in detail (with hopeful pictures too) in later posts. Here listed below are the activities we will be doing!

Christmas Tree:

Tree hunting in the Mt. Shasta forest with Papa & Friends
Decorating the Tree
Making/Decorating a Paper Christmas Tree
Christmas Music

Christmas Lights:
Papa put up outside Christmas Lights outside and on tree.
Drive around to see Christmas Lights

Nativity:
Set-up Scripture Nativity
Read the Christmas Story


The Candy Cane:
Read Christmas Stories by the fireplace
Have Hot Chocolate w/ Candy Cane
Bake Candy Cane Cookies
Read the Candy Cane Story
Make Reindeer Candy canes

Advent Wreath: (Each Sunday)

Ornaments:
No-Bake Spiced Dough Ornaments
Ornament Exchange (Christmas Eve)
Adornaments

The Star:
Sewing Stars
Sugar Cookie Stars
Star Gaze

Christmas Parade:

The Colors Of Christmas:
Popcorn (Red & Green w/ X-mas Colored M&Ms)
Play a Game
Color or paint a Christmas Coloring Page

Gingerbread:
Make Gingerbread House
Make Gingerbread Princesses
Story
Drink Hot Wassail

Nutcracker Night:
Crack nuts for gifts while listening to Nutcracker
Eat sugared pecans.
Go see the Nutcracker Ballet

Angels:
Craft: My Little Angel
Story

Christmas Card:
Craft: A Hug Through the Mail

Caroling:
Caroling w/ friends and church
Drink Hot Wassail and Christmas Cookies

The 12 Days of Christmas:
Sing Song
Story --Book on Tape
Game: 12 Days Concentration

Wrapping Presents & Giving Gifts:
Homemade Wrapping Paper and Gift bags
Making Gifts for Neighbors and Friends


Santa Claus:
Story --Book on Tape
Craft
Santa Claus Cookie
Watch Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer

Movies To Watch:
Grinch
Frosty The Snowman
Polar Express
Watch Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer
Charlie Brown's Christmas

3 comments:

  1. Anonymous4:30 AM

    You have some great activities planned. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas.
    Blessings,
    4sweetums
    www.homeschoolblogger.com/my4sweetums

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  2. Love your post!!! Lots of neat ideas!!! :-)

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  3. CresceNet2:32 AM

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