Our family enjoyed reading and discussing Day 1 of Unwrapping the Greatest Gift yesterday. We started a prayer list and came up with ways to show love to others this Christmas season. Some of the things the children planned were: to watch children for a young mother, make food for a hurting family, and make cards for a friend recently diagnosed with cancer. I am excited to see how our family loves and learns this advent season.
As we mentioned yesterday, this is a beautiful book. I love turning each page and seeing the beautiful photos and meaningful words.
As Lesli and I thought about how to help toddlers and preschoolers connect this lesson, we decided to offer a tissue paper collage. This is an engaging activity that provides young ones plenty to do as they listen to today’s story about God creating the world out of love.
All you will need for this activity is blue and green tissue paper, glue sticks and a paper plate. You can invite your young one to tear the paper into little strips or you can have them cut ahead of time. Encourage them to cover the entire plate to make the beautiful world. Punch a hole in the paper plate and hang somewhere special as a reminder of today’s lesson.