Monday, January 10, 2011

Christmas Devotion Ideas--Advent Week 3

Here are a few ideas from our family's devotion time during week 3.  This week's theme for Advent was joy!  This year we are using a Christmas color as inspiration for each week's craft/snack.  Our color this week was green.  We focused on the eternal life offered by Christ and the joy that He offers us!  Our scripture focus was John 10:10b, "I have come that they might have life, and have it more abundantly." 

Our family read the story Who Is Coming to Our House by Joseph Slate. 

We made cinnamon roll wreaths using a pack of ready to cook cinnamon rolls from the grocery store.  We simply unwound them and then reformed into the shapes of wreaths.  We covered with green sugar sprinkles--delicious!!! Just bake and eat!

Our crafts were green Christmas trees made out of 3 popsicle sticks painted green, glitter, glue, and foam stars.  My children wrote on the backs of their ornaments the names of people that they were praying for and ways they could spread joy.  These are people we wanted to remember in prayer during this season because they are especially in need of joy due to some type of tragedy or hardship they are facing.  This is a great way to help your kids understand the JOY acronym--Jesus, Others, You!

We each hung our popsicle stick trees on the Advent tree.  We also talked about ways we could find joy in Christ and share this joy with others.  In His Joy, Shannon :-)

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