An archived post:
As my children get older (currently 6 1/2, 4, and 26 months) I am realizing that I need to be purposeful in my pursuit of teaching them the true meaning of Christmas.
There is so much fun during the Christmas season and there is nothing wrong with that!
But, at the same time, I don't want them to lose focus of why we have Christmas (or miss the opportunity to teach them about Christ as we are doing the normal things of life like celebrating holidays.)
Last year I came across a Christmas Devotional for Children. My two oldest really enjoyed using it last year and I have a feeling Caleb is going to want his own little book to work on this year. In fact, I mentioned it to them the other day that we're going to be starting soon and I was surprised that my four year old actually remembered it from last year!
This devotional can be used year after year and is appropriate for ages 3-10 probably.
Last year my 3 year old listened well and colored while I read the devotional and I know she was learning. An older child would have a greater understanding of the devotional and probably would still enjoy the book, adding more detail than a younger child.
This is a great investment! And with that, more spiritual truth will be understood by your children as they become older. As you know, I've talked before about having Christmas traditions with our family and I hope this one will be used for many years with our children.
Here's what it's about:
"Looking for a way to keep focused on Christ this Christmas season? Need a fun devotional your whole family will love? Jesus--The Promised One is a Christmas devotional designed to start December 1st and finish Christmas Eve. The devotional traces God's plan of salvation from the very beginning of time, laying the groundwork for Jesus' birth and explaining the foundations of the Christian faith in a simple way even a child can grasp. This Christmas season, watch God's plan unfold and realize anew the importance of Jesus' birth."
If you're interested in getting this devotional for your family, you can get it here.
Click here for sample pages.
**This post does not contain any affiliate links.