December 18
{7 Days until Christmas}

Read Together

So, they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and saw the baby lying in a manger. Luke 2:16

Discuss Together

Shhh…. There is the baby, lying in a manger. Tiny little fingers, tiny little toes. Fast asleep in a bed of hay. God led the shepherds to the stable in Bethlehem where Jesus was born. They saw His mother, Mary. They saw Joseph, taking care of his sweet, young family. They told Mary and Joseph about the angels. They told Mary and Joseph that they wanted to see for themselves the little one that the angels sang about. They were happy that Jesus was born.

Do Together

  • Spend some time looking at baby pictures or a baby book. Talk about how Jesus was a baby and what it must have been like for Mary and Joseph in the stable with their brand-new little son.
  • “Away in a Manger” is a favorite Christmas carol for many people. Sing it together.
  • Make your manger scene! Go to your local home improvement store and get some small scraps of wood. Sand them down and draw or paint each person and animal in the Christmas story on separate blocks (Mary, Joseph, Baby Jesus, Shepherds, Wise Men, animals, etc.). Spray or paint it with a clear coat so it will last. This is a fun manger scene that can be played with for years to come or give away as a gift!

Pray Together

I pray that ____________ will know Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life. John 14:6