December 23
{2 Days until Christmas}

Read Together

They went into the house, and when they saw the child with his mother, Mary, they knelt down and worshipped him. They brought out their gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh, and presented them to him. Matthew 2:11

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.

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 a 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.
  • The wise men brought gifts to Jesus. Talk about gifts you have received that are too big to be wrapped! Finish up by wrapping presents together.

Pray Together

I pray that ________________ will be a generous giver. Proverbs 22:9