Thursday, December 8, 2011

Symbols of Christmas

Here's an easy idea for a Christmas Singing time... because let's face it; we don't have time every week to go "all out"  :)  So if this week you need something easy, this may be the perfect post for you!

Get pictures of the different symbols we use to celebrate Christmas and put them on the chalkboard.  On the back of each symbol, write the meaning of it.  Let a child choose one and read the meaning and sing a corresponding song! cake, right?



The Star:  A heavenly sign of prophecy fulfilled long, long ages ago -shinning hope of mankind
 Red:  The first color of Christmas, symbolizing the Savior's sacrifice for all.
 The Candle (lights):  A mirror of starlight reflecting our thanks for the Star of Bethlehem

The Tree:  Evergreen-The second color of Christmas shows everlasting life.  The needles point heavenward
 The candy cane:  The shepherd's crook used to bring lambs back into the fold- a reminder that we are all our brother's keeper
 The wreath:  A symbol of the never ending eternal nature of love.. having no beginning and no end.
 The Bell:  Rings out to guide lost sheep back to the fold-signifying that all are precious in the eyes of God.
Gift Bow:  Tied as we should be tied together in bonds of goodwill forever.
 

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