Family Home Evening Lesson
“Keeping Christ in Christmas”
Opening Song: “Have a Very Merry Christmas” (Children’s Song Book # 51)
Opening Prayer: Child
Keeping Christ in Christmas:
Ask your children what Christmas is: (let them answer without prompting, ie. Presents, Santa, etc.)
Read: 3 Ne. 14:12 Therefore, all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them, for this is the law and the prophets.
Print out and read “A Sharing Christmas”
Talk about the true meaning of Christmas. Show picture 201 and 202 from the gospel art kit.
Talk about your family traditions that keep Christ in Christmas.
Talk about some things that you can do as a family that will bring the True Spirit of Christmas into your homes.
Read the words to “He Sent His Son” (Children’s Song Book # 34)
Sing: “He Sent His Son” (Children’s Song Book # 34)
Give each member of the family a few strips of paper. Have each person choose 2-5 things that they can give of themselves before Christmas that can then be given as gifts to Jesus (ie. Make their bed so Mommy doesn’t have to, or pick up toys for their brother or sister, make Christmas cards for their friends, grandparents or neighbors, etc). Make a Christ Ornament for your Christmas tree by mounting a small picture of Christ on some nice paper and if possible put a little pocket on the back so that once you have finished doing the service gifts you can place the strip of paper in the pocket and give that gift to Christ. Keep extra strips of paper so if they finish the ones they have already made they can make more. After opening your presents on Christmas morning take your Christ ornament down and read aloud all the gifts that your family has given to Christ this season.
Closing Song: “Away in a Manger” (Children’s Song Book # 42)
Closing Prayer: Daddy
Treat: Rolo Pretzel Turtles
These are an easy and very kid friendly treat to make that you can use as one of your gifts to Christ. Make a few batches of these and find someone in your ward or neighborhood that your family can make these sweet treats for. They really are good and easy!!!! I made them with my 2 ½ year old last Christmas for her teacher and they were great!!!