God sent the angel Gabriel to visit a young woman. Her name was Mary. She was scared. She had never seen an angel before.
Gabriel said, “Don’t be afraid. You are very special to God. You will become pregnant and give birth to a son. You must name him Jesus.
He will be called the Son of the Most High God.”
Mary asked, “How can it be so? I am not married.”Gabriel answered, “With God, all things are possible.”
Mary said, “I love God. I will do what he has chosen me to do.”
God sent an angel to visit Mary. What was his name? Gabriel
What did Gabriel tell Mary? That she was going to have a baby boy.
What did Gabriel tell Mary to name him? Jesus
Mary wanted to know how this could be without being married? Gabriel told her with God all things are possible.
Did Mary love God? Yes and she told Gabriel that she will do what he has chosen me to do.
Dear God, thank you for the story of the Angel that told the good news. Thank you for sending your son, Jesus. Amen
“God loves us and sent his son” 1 John 4:10
Science: Flashlight Lantern
One clean plastic milk jug Scissors
A flashlight with batteries A Variety of sticker
Guide Your Child To:
Help you cut off the top portion of the jug above the handle.
Decorate the sides of the jug with stickers.
Set the flashlight in the jug with the light on, pointing down.
Hold the lantern by the jug handle to carry it, or hang it by the handle.
Where does light come from? Who made light?
When do you need light most? What kinds of light to you have in your house?
What kind of light was in our story? What happened?
Unwrap the Gift
Place enough treats in a box so there is one for each family member. Wrap the box with several layers of wrapping paper. Have the family sit in a circle. Instruct them to pass the gift around the circle while you play Christmas music. When the music stops, whoever is holding the gift unwraps ONE layer of wrapping paper. When all the layers are unwrapped, let the everyone enjoy the treats inside.
What was God’s very best gift to us?
Who is Baby Jesus?
How did the angels find out about him?
How did the shepherds know where to find him?
What are some ways we can thank God for Baby Jesus?