December 19
{6 Days until Christmas}

Read Together

Read Matthew 2: 11-12  . Open your Bible together or use the scripture below.

  • Here is a fun way to memorize Matthew 2:11
    • The Wisemen: Point to your forehead.
    • Went to the house: Make the shape of a house with your hands
    • They bowed down: Bow.
    • And worshipped Him: Raise your hands to the sky.
    • They gave Him: Hold our your hands like you are giving.
    • Gold: Move your fingers like something is twinkling.
    • Incense and Myrrh: Make a sniffing sound. 

Discuss Together

The Wise Men followed the star.  They came to Bethlehem.  They found Mary and her young son, Jesus.  They were happy to find him, at last!  The first thing they did was to fall to their knees and worship him.  They knew he was a special child.  The next thing they did was to give gifts to him, to show their love.  The Wise Men brought gold and two good-smelling spices, frankincense and myrrh, as gifts to Jesus.

What gifts can you give Jesus? (worship, time, love) 

Do Together

  • Make Christmas potpourri.  Just about any mix of spices will do.  Let the kids mix spices together, then scoop a tablespoon into a square of fabric.  Tie it up with a Christmas ribbon.
  • Or make mulling spices.  Mix equal parts of crushed cinnamon sticks, whole allspice, chopped dried citrus peel, and whole cloves in small bowl.  Package in a zip loc bag to give away.  Print these directions on a Christmas card:  Simmer on stove 30 minutes before guests arrive.
  • Have fun with different types of Sensory Play 

Matthew 2:11-12

11 And going into the house, they saw the child with Mary his mother, and they fell down and worshiped him. Then, opening their treasures, they offered him gifts, gold and frankincense and myrrh. 12 And being warned in a dream not to return to Herod, they departed to their own country by another way.

The Holy Bible, English Standard Version® (ESV®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers.