Gifts for Jesus Luke 2, Matthew 2 Christ's Birth
Luke 2 and Matthew 2
Stars and Presents. Stars and gifts to add active movement to your lesson.
Tip: Children, (and many teens and adults) learn through movement. Your family will be more engaged in your lessons if you can find a way to incorporate movement in them.
Tip: Cut out the star. Tape it to a stick. The wise men followed the star to find Jesus so they could give Him their gifts. Play a game of “Follow the Star” (follow the leader) with the leader raising the star up high while marching, skipping, hopping around the house.
Tip: What gift can we give Jesus? Rather than following a star to give our gift, our gift to Jesus is following His example. (Place a picture of Jesus on the star and then place the star on a jar. Use the suggestion in the manual on page 12 “Luke 2:40”) to finish out this lesson.
Tip: Secret acts of service are fun ways of following Jesus. Consider using the smaller stars included in this packet as tokens of acts of service. A family member can perform an anonymous act of service, then place a star by their service. For example: on a made bed, next to washed dishes, with a treat on a pillow.
Tip: Cut out a bunch of gifts. As family members make a good choice during the week, they can place a gift on your fridge, bulletin board or in a basket representing a gift given to Jesus. If they want, they can write what the gift was. Or perhaps the gift was a choice to not fall into temptation so the gift is something not done. At next week’s family home evening, count the gifts that were given, perhaps allowing family members to discuss how they felt giving their gifts to Jesus.