December 8
{17 Days Until Christmas}

Read Together

An angel appeared to Joseph in a dream and said, “Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary as your wife. She will bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus, for it is he who will save His people from their sins.” Matthew 1:20-21

Discuss Together

Another angel is bringing a message from God. This angel gave Joseph specific instructions about Mary and the baby. Joseph was obedient to God. The Bible says that when he woke up, he took Mary as his wife.

Do Together

  • God chose a family for Jesus. Talk about families and thank God for your family. Ask what your child loves and enjoys about your family. Tell your child what you love about him or her.
  • The angel told Joseph to name the baby, Jesus. Find the meaning of your names. Use craft supplies and create name banners with each family members’ name. Include the meaning. Display in your home throughout the Christmas season.
  • Make an angel or angels to put on your Christmas tree. You can find a pattern here: buggyandbuddy.com/paper-strip-angel

Pray Together

Lord, I pray ______________ will be strong and courageous! May he not be afraid or discouraged because God is with him wherever he goes. Joshua 1:9