Sunday, December 11, 2011

Christmas Advent pieces

Yesterday I shared that I used some advent pieces in a Christmas lesson at preschool. Here are all the pieces in the activity. This is totally based off an activity I saw on pinterest from How Sweet it is.   She has hers broken down into 25 boxes so that she can use it with her kids as an advent calendar each day in December until Christmas.  I was thinking more about having it work in the classroom and each child getting one bag.  I made our set have 18.

You could easily alter it too with the pieces you have available at home.  I only had to buy one piece and everything else I had on hand.  Granted, most people aren't the.... uhhh... collectors of things.... that I am.   I have $1 in this project.  It could easily be condensed to 12-15 as well.  Here they are:  The scriptures to go with each are listed at the end of the post.

#1 Mary and an angel

#2  Music note 

#3  Joseph

#4  Cross

#5  numbers

#6 donkey

#7  animals

#8  baby Jesus

#9  soft blanket

#10  peace sign

#11 shepard and sheep

#12  Stable and baby Jesus

#13  Mary and Joseph

#14 heart

#15 three kings

#16 crown

#17  star

#18 three gifts

I printed and laminated the scriptures and bound them on a binder ring so they would all stay nicely with the pieces in a bigger drawstring bag. 

All of the pieces went in little drawstring bags that I made up using muslin on hand and the leftover string from Lou's birthday. 

Here are the scriptures:

1.    Angel and Mary
Luke 1:26-28, 31 
“In the sixth month, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. The angel went to her and said, ‘Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you
You will be with child and give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus.’”

2.  Music notes
Luke 1:46-55 
“And Mary said:
     ‘My soul glorifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior

3.   Joseph
Matthew 1:20 
an angel of the Lord appeared to [Joseph] in a dream and said, ‘Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit.’

4.   Cross (Salvation through Jesus’ sacrifice)
Matthew 1:21 
“‘[Mary] will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.’”

5.   Numbers (Joseph’s lineage)
Luke 2:4 
“So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to house and line of David.”

6.   Donkey or horse (Journey from Nazareth to Bethlehem)  
Luke 2:5 
“[Joseph] went [to Bethlehem] to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child.”

7.  Cow
Luke 2:7
There was no room for them in the inn

8.  Baby (Baby Jesus)  
Luke 2:6-7 
“While they were [in Bethlehem], the time came for the baby to be born, and [Mary] gave birth to her firstborn, a son

9.   Piece of soft cloth (Swaddling blanket)
Luke 2:7 
[Mary] wrapped [Jesus] in cloths and placed him in a manger

10.  Peace sign (Jesus is Prince of Peace)
Isaiah 9:6 
“For to us a child is born,  to us a son is given,
     and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called
     Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,   Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.”

11.   Sheep and shepherds
Luke 2:8-11 
“And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, ‘Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord.’”

12. Jesus and the stable
Luke 2:12 
“‘This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.’”

13.  Mary and Joseph (to add to the stable with Jesus)
Luke 2:15-18 
“When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, ‘Let’s go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.’ So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger. When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child, and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them.”

14.  Heart (The emotions of Mary as Jesus' earthly mother)  
Luke 2:19-20, 33-35 
“But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart
“The child’s father and mother marveled at what was said about [Jesus].

15.  3 kings
Matthew 2:1 
“After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi from the east came to Jerusalem.”

16.  Crown (Jesus is King of Kings)  
Matthew 2:1-2 
(they) asked, ‘Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star in the east and have come to worship him.’”

17.  Star (Star that the Magi followed)  
Matthew 2:9-10 
“After [the Magi] had heard the king, they went on their way, and the star they had seen in the east went ahead of them until it stopped over the place where the child was. When they saw the star, they were overjoyed.”

18.  Three gift boxes (Gifts from the Magi to Jesus)  
Matthew 2:11 
“On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold and of incense and of myrrh.”

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