Family Home Evening Lesson
Opening Song: "Away in a Manger" Children's Songbook # 42
Opening Prayer: Daddy
In the weeks leading up to Christmas we are doing FHE lessons about the symbols of Christmas. Instead of doing it all at once I have chosen to focus on just one each week, keeping the lesson quick and simple.
Hold up a wreath or picture of a wreath
What is this? What does it mean? Why do we have wreaths at Christmas time?
Wreaths are like a circle. Which means no beginning 0r no ending. This symbolises eternity - the unending cirle of life. The evergreen tree (used to make wreaths) means growth and everlasting life. Holly branches have thorns. When used in a wreath it symbolises the crown of thorns put on Jesus head when he was crucified. The red berries symbolise his blood that was shed for us.
Make a wreath
Paper plate wreath instructions found here at filth wizardry very cute.
Coat hanger wreath:
Bend a coat hanger into circle shape. Secure tinsel with tape and wrap Tinsel around and around and around. Secure end with sticky tape. Add bows, decorations as you wish.
Closing Song: "Picture a Christmas" Children's Songbook # 50
Closing Prayer: Child
Click here for Wreath Candy using cornflakes and marshmallows.
Hard Candy Wreath found here