Use the parents’ page as a way to keep in touch with parents, to keep them informed of what you are teaching, and to encourage them to continue reinforcing the lesson at home. Use this template as a starting point. Make it your own by telling them how the children responded to the lesson or something funny that happened. You could substitute any activity suggestions that you think would be appropriate for parents to do with their children at home.
Today we learned about Jesus’ birth from Luke 2. Help to reinforce the lesson to your child this week by talking to him or her about the lesson and helping him or her learn the memory verse.
Here are a few activity ideas…
Help your child memorize the verse.
Luke 2:11 “For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.”
Encourage your child to tell the story using these characters from Activity Village. http://www.activityvillage.co.uk/pdfs/nativity_felt_board_printables.pdf You might want to laminate them, glue magnets to the back of them and let them arrange them on the refrigerator.
Read the Christmas Story http://www.essex1.com/people/paul/chris02.html by Paul Dallgas Frey.
Have your child color and make a Nativity diorama using one of these printables from Daily Coloring Pages. http://dailycoloringpages.com/christmas-coloring-pages/christmas-nativity-scenes-coloring-pages/christmas-mobiles-and-dioramas/
Go to i-tunes to download the song “Sheep Party” by Mary Rice Hopkins for your child to sing, and allow your child to watch Mary Rice Hopkins & Puppets With A Heart on Saturday mornings on the Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) at 8:30 a.m. Pacific time.
Visit the Children’s Church web site to view the lesson.