A Connected Christmas
A Connected Christmas: a festive invitation to a connected Advent season.
I have always wanted the Christmas season to be beautiful and nostalgic for my children. My desire is for this season to mark their hearts with traditions and give them warm memories of togetherness in our home. Most of all, I want the Advent season to draw them to their Savior. Out of these desires, A Connected Christmas was born.
A Connected Christmas is an invitation to gather your family and celebrate beauty and delight through festive carols, stories, poetry, art, baking, and handcrafts. It's about family, it's about Him. It's about connecting hearts to the heart of Christmas- to the truth of Jesus coming to earth to seek and save the lost.
A Connected Christmas is designed to be used with the whole family at the same time. It includes Bible, memorization, recitation, writing, stories, narration, and a plethora of beauty subjects (hymns, poetry, art, and handcrafts). A Connected Christmas was created for children Kindergarten-5th grade, but can easily be adapted for preschoolers and middle schoolers as well.
Each week your family will memorize a passage of scripture, worship together with a Christmas carol, enjoy a festive poem, and study a winter-themed piece of art. Along with that, each day you will snuggle together and read a holiday picture book and then enjoy a coordinating handcraft or baking project that reiterates a theme in the story.
The foundation of your lesson time will include reading a passage of scripture to your children. These passages will be studied in chronological order to complete the biblical nativity story by the end of the curriculum. Children will orally narrate the passage and complete a written narration in their "Christmas Story Narration Notebook". They will then illustrate the day's passage, completing a 16-page keepsake by the end of the season.
This guide is designed to be used five days a week for the four weeks leading up to Christmas, but can easily be moved around to fit into a four-day schedule or used as Morning Time plans.
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