We took a break from our weekly Bible stories to spend some time talking about Halloween and what it means for us as Christians. In the neighborhood where we live and serve as missionaries, the scary part of Halloween is everywhere. People decorate like crazy and there is no avoiding it. We feel it is important to not just ignore this holiday but to find a way how we as believers can share the light of Christ on this day that is often focused on the evil and darkness of the world.
We personally allow our children to dress up and have fun on Halloween, usually spending the evening at our church for the fun party! Our house is all decked out in fun fall stuff and also TONS of Jack O Lanterns. (The Jack O Lantern-God takes all of our yuckies out and puts His light in us– lesson is on the agenda for next week!)
We began by reading the book, Let’s Shine Jesus’ Light On Halloween, which is filled with Bible verses that we really focused on.
We then came to the table where the boys each made their own “Christian Pumpkin.”
First they colored them orange…
Then we cut them out and glued the poem on the back…
Finally we added the symbols to the pumpkin, and talked about what they mean…
Here’s our finished Christian Pumpkins…
Krash was SO very proud of his, it was the sweetest thing. At one point he said, “I got to make mine all pretty like Pac Man’s.” He colored forever to get it all orange!
Resources used this week:
- Pumpkin Poem Printables (this links to the new website, I disabled the main navigation since the rest of the site is still under construction…you can get to the Halloween page though!)
- Christian Halloween Books (from our theme bookstore)
- Bible Memory Verse, Dd
- Songs for Saplings CD
**If you’re looking for more info about how to handle Halloween, head over here to read Hallow-What…a great collection from many ladies!