I found this idea at Latter-Day Homeschooling website after seeing it pinned on Pinterest.
It was such a good idea and really got the one good point across I wanted my kids to learn and think about this Christmas.
Fold a piece of paper in half and make yourself a little door.
I trimmed the top of the door and colored it all fancy, my daughter is into Narnia so I wanted to make an old looking castle type door.
Then print out the picture of Jesus they have linked here.
Then with the door closed start this line of hints I took from this post.
"Pretty soon we might have a special guest visit our house. You never know! I'm going to give some clues that describe this person and you guess who it is." The clues included:
- he sees you when you're sleeping. He knows when you're awake. He knows if you've been bad or good.
- he has a beard and a kind face
- he spent his life giving to others
- he's often pictured in red and/or white clothes
- he loves little children
- he gives the very best gifts
- you can never see him, but you can feel him
- he gives us a wonderful, special warm feeling
- he can get into our homes even if the doors are locked
- he has special, wonderful powers
- we want to give gifts back to him, but he doesn't need anything we could buy; he just wants us to give to other people. (My kids have been talking about giving a present to Santa.)
- I ended with, "He encourages us to be good so we will be ready when he comes."
I can't wait until my daughter is home so we can do our Christmas lesson tonight.
I printed out the list of clues and put it on the backside of my door. I will save it and we will see if they remember who is behind the door next year too.