Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Works For Me Wednesday

Adding fun with the real reason of Chirstmas.

Last year we were told about a box called "What God Wants For Christmas". This is wonderful. We hope to do it as a tradition every Christmas Eve. You can go to the website Family Life and download additional information and a super fun scavenger hunt for the kids. You read the book and then use a scavenger card with clue to find 6 boxes that contain pieces to the nativity scene. The last box contains what God wants for Christmas (it is a mirror and the meaning is significant and easily grasped by the child). The bottom line is you are talking about Jesus and his birth and the meaning of Christmas and injecting a whole lot of fun. It can be used with small or large groups. There are tons of ideas on the site. I have seen it at our Super WalMart as well as at Chirstian bookstores since there is no more time to order it online, but you can still get online and download the free accessories to add to the fun.


dakotablueeyes said...

Might have to check this out.

BarnGoddess said...

how neat!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing. I will have to check it out! Merry Christmas!

Anonymous said...

oh I like that!

Tammy said...

This looks great!

Another thing we started last year, is writing a note of something we want to change or work on, and giving it has a gift to Baby Jesus. We leave the notes by baby Jesus and read them outloud. (The ones that can't write can dictate.) It can be as simple as giving your "temper" or "worry".

But I love this idea, too! Thanks for sharing!

I don't think I've been to your site before- I really like it! I didn't do a WFMW this time, but hope you can drop by!


Larae said...

Great idea! Thanks for sharing =) Happy Holidays!

byHisgrace said...

How cool that I saw this, I just picked this up at WM this week and we've been doing one each night. The kids are totally enthralled :-) Next year, we'll add in the scavenger hunt for a change!