The Christmas season has been more exciting this year because my t̶h̶r̶e̶e̶-̶y̶e̶a̶r̶-̶o̶l̶d̶ ̶four-year-old is really starting to understand more, ask questions and get excited about the season.
We are really emphasizing that in our family we celebrate the birth of Jesus. I have been trying to talk to my son about the nativity, and the Christmas story according to Luke.
Last year my sister emailed me a little advent story she had written for her daughter, who is also four. She used the story she had written to acompany her Little People Nativity set.
I thought I would share this with you today. This is perfect for a preschooler and will take five nights to complete.
I told Mary the good news that she was going to have a special baby. This baby would be God’s son and would save the World. I also came to tell the shepherds to go and worship the baby in the stable.
I gave Mary a ride to Bethlehem. I was one of the animals in the stable the night that baby Jesus was born.
I came with Joseph to Bethlehem. I rode a long way on a donkey. I was tired and it was time for baby Jesus to be born. There was no room in the inn so we had to stay in the stable. I am Jesus’ mommy.
I was in the field watching over my sheep when lots of angels appeared in the sky telling me to go find a baby in the stable.
I came from the East. I traveled a long way following the star. I brought gifts for the baby Jesus.
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