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Welcome to Christmas in July!
This month we are celebrating Christmas in July! Don't worry, we will also celebrate in December! Each week we will read about Jesus' birth and learn about the many ways His birth blesses us!
Beyond the Bible Story
Key Passage: 1 John 4:9
Read together: Luke 2:1-20
Story Point: Jesus was born to be God’s promised Savior.
FAMILY DISCUSSION STARTERS
Why was Jesus birth needed?
Why is the birth of Jesus good news?
How would you have responded if you were one of the shepherds?
Play musical chairs
Set out one fewer chair than there are children. Arrange the chairs in a circle facing outward. Preschoolers should walk around the circle of chairs as Christmas music plays. When the music stops, preschoolers must find a chair to sit in. The child who does not find a chair gets to say the story point.
Say • There were not enough chairs for all of you to sit, just like there were not enough places to stay when Mary and Joseph arrived in Bethlehem. Why was Jesus born? Jesus was born to rescue us. God planned all along that Jesus would be born in a place where animals were kept. God sent Jesus to earth from heaven. Jesus came into the world to save people from their sins and to be their King.
Provide rolled-up white socks to be sheep and long wrapping paper tubes (or any other stick like object) to be shepherds’ crooks. Tape a square “pen” on the floor at the far end of the room. Scatter the rolled-up socks around the room. Invite shepherds to use their crooks to lead the sheep into the pen. For more of a challenge, you may give the kids a time limit.
Say • Shepherds who were out watching their flocks were the first to hear some really good news. Jesus was born to be God’s promised Savior!