December 29, 2011

How to teach kids the true meaning of Christmas

Here's an ingenious idea I saw the other day.
The card ornaments are gifts to Jesus from kids. A picture of the nativity is on one side.
The other side is decorated to look like a present. Every time a child does a good deed for someone, he/she gets to hang another gift on the tree.

This is a good way to teach kids that Christmas is about giving and serving God. When they help others, they help God.

"[W]hen ye are in the bservice of your cfellow beings ye are only in the service of your God."
 - Mosiah 2:17, The Book of Mormon 

The ornaments were made out of pass along cards from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, but any picture of Jesus could work.

1 comment:

  1. Our family did something similar when I was little. We had a nativity scene and everytime we did a good deed we could put a piece of hay in the manger, that way when baby Jesus showed up on Christmas morning, he would have a soft bed to sleep in.

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