Are you looking for ways to keep Jesus at the center of your Christmas season? Jesus is the center of EVERY month, however in December, as we focus our attention towards CHRISTmas, many parents want to point their kids towards Christ. This post will share 10 ideas for you to help your children focus on JESUS during the month of December!
I do NOT recommend doing all of these, you will become overwhelmed as a parent! Choose what stands out to you and speaks to your heart.
1. Advent Organization
One thing I like to do is plan our Advent activities in advance to save my sanity. I use the brown paper bag method and add whatever I want into the bags each year. See what we did specifically one year here!
2. Jesse Tree
One thing that has been a part of our Advent bags is our JesseTree Calendar cards and ornaments.
3. Truth in the Tinsel
We have had SO much fun with Truth in the Tinsel. I highly recommend it if you haven’t experienced it yet!
4. Nativity Printables
Many years ago I created a Nativity Preschool Printable Pack and recently we released a new Nativity Mega Bundle. We also have Nativity Q-tip painting here! Create a Christmas Activity notebook filled with fun printables that focus on Jesus’ birth!
5. CHRISTmas Books
6. The Sparkle Box
one of those books above is The Sparkle Box. This was an AWESOME time for our family, I blogged about one of our years with the Sparkle Box here. See why Ladybug didn’t think it was such a great idea at first.
7. Christmas Bible Verse and Nativity Coloring
8. CHRISTmas Play Sets
One of our favorite traditions is getting out our nativity play sets. Many we have had since my kids were very young and even as they get older, we still get them out! If reading in email, jump over to blog to see links}
9. The Birth of Jesus from Grapevine
I love this simple study, see our experience with it here.
10. The Right Attitude
Above all else, a Godly attitude throughout the busy month of December is one of the best ways we can keep Jesus at the center!
What are YOUR favorite ways to focus on Jesus during the Christmas season?