This week's theme was about Jesus being the Savior of the world. I made the poster above, and yes I'm aware that my foam board is starting to look a bit tattered, but our Primary room doesn't have anything but a rolling chalkboard so it's hard to find room to hang things. Anyway, I asked the kids if they thought something was wrong with this picture. I got tons of funny responses, "too much red," "candles burn presents" . . .I told them that it was odd to put Santa and Jesus on the same poster. Finally I pointed out that we were going to learn how all these exciting Christmas things like Santa and presents actually all tie into the birth of the Savior. I told them that we were going on a musical journey to find the true meaning of Christmas! On the back of each picture was the meaning and a song (listed below) All pictures compliments of google. Also for the junior primary they seemed especially wiggly so I did silly things like had them sway back and forth during Silent Night or lead with me during the First Noel. . .just to keep them focused. Good Luck!!
|Bells- Shepherds ring bells to bring the lost sheep home. In the same way God values all people, wherever they are, they are not lost to him. In some places bells are rung on Christmas Day to proclaim the good news. (Song: Christmas Bells)|
|Evergreen Tree - The evergreen of everlasting life, pointing heavenward. (Song: Away in a Manger)|
|Gifts - giving, sharing and thinking of others (Song: Once Within a Lowly Stable)|
|Star - The star of Bethlehem led the wise men to the Christ child. It was a heavenly sign of promise from long years ago. God promised a Savior for the world, and the star was a sign of the fulfillment of that promise. (Song: Stars Were Gleaming)|
|Wreath - wreaths being in the shape of a circle represent a love that knows no end. It signifies the love God has for us in sending His Son. (Song: He Sent His Son)|
PICTURE OF SANTA
I couldn't find the picture of Santa I used but if you google "santa clipart" there's tons to choose from.
Santa - The spirit of Christmas, giving and receiving love, caring, sharing, goodness, cheerfulness, peace, good will to all, Christ like giving.
THE COLOR RED
The color red - represents the Saviors sacrifice for all of us. Isaiah 1:18 (Song Joy To The World)