Monday, December 1, 2008

Mama Rika's Christmas Countdown Story, Scripture and Song December 1

Each day, I will post the scripture, story and song that our family will be reading and singing together for the day. Click on the scripture link to go straight to the entire scripture. The song link will have the music with it to play so you can have accompaniment for your sing along. If you click on the story link, voila! You get to the story.

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If you don't like any of my choices for the day, feel free to use one of your favorites. I am hoping that this is a good starting place for you to begin your own tradition. If you feel like sharing a favorite Christmas story with me, please do so in the comments section. I always love hearing new Christmas stories.

If you have little ones, I would suggest you read through the story before sharing it with them so that you can see what words are in the story that your child wouldn't understand and be prepared to explain. If the story for the day is a long one, you may want to tell it in your own words. I highly recommend perservering with reading each scripture, singing each song and telling each story every year even if your little ones are squirmy or seem disinterested. I say this for two reasons. First, you will enjoy the stories! Second, not too many years will pass before you see your child's eyes light up with recognition of a certain story. These moments are precious! Even if it doesn't seem like they understand the scripture or pay attention to the story, the little ones are intaking a lot more than we give them credit for. Eventually they start singing a word here and there until they can sing the whole song with you. Definitely try to engage them in the activity as much as possible rather than ignore whatever they are doing at the time. But, don't be discouraged if they seem bored at times.

SCRIPTURE
Isaiah 7:14 “Behold a virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.”

SONG
Angels We Have Heard on High

STORY
The Gift of the Magi


Each day I will most likely repeat the paragraphs above as an explanation for those just joining us, so if you are returning, just scroll down to the SCRIPTURE, SONG, STORY section and enjoy.

Looking forward to a fabulous Christmas season! Here's wishing you and yours a very, very, Merry Christmas!

{For more ideas on keeping Christ in Christmas, visit talk-to-me-Tuesday here at tipjunkie.}

1 comment:

Rachel said...

Good ideas on keeping Christmas about Christ. Just in case you're interested - we are having a Christmas carnival on my site. Our last topic is centered around this. I am sure my readers would love to hear your ideas!