The tree is decorated, the presents are wrapped and the stockings hung up by the fire. All is ready for Christmas Day; but do you know why we celebrate Christmas? Is it all just about Santa, what presents you get and eating too much chocolate? Of course not! Today's story is about the birth of a very special baby, God's own son. He was born to save us all. He is the reason why we celebrate Christmas and why whatever else is happening in the world we have cause to celebrate.
For to us a child is born,
to us a son is given,
and the government will be on his shoulders.
And he will be called
Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
We have several songs for you today so you can jump, sing and celebrate Jesus' birthday. The 1st song is about all about presents and the very greatest present of all....
Now its time to take a break, sit down and listen to the story.
Here's our next song
Our craft today is a decoration for your Christmas tree of baby Jesus in the manger.
2 lolly sticks
Brown fabric or card
small piece of cream card
What to do:
Glue lolly sticks together
Cut triangle of fabric and glue to lolly sticks
Cut small circle from card and glue to fabric
Glue straw/shredded paper to back
Draw on facial features
Hang on tree
Our final song for today is an old favourite; Away In a Manger