The preschool room has been full of sights, sounds, and smells of Christmas this past month! Decorating cookies, making presents, comparing the sounds of different-sized jingle bells, writing with candy canes, sending Christmas messages, and retelling the story of Christmas are just a few of our daily activities!
We were excited to be able to join the “big kids” in Trinity’s school-wide Christmas Service. Learning Christmas songs, proclaiming God’s Word, and telling everyone the good news filled us with joy. We are becoming comfortable around our “big” school friends and are excited to play with them!
We couldn’t believe all the inns (hotels) were full, and Mary and Joseph were turned away several times. We learned Jesus was born in a stable–that’s another name for a barn, and his cradle was a manger (a feed trough for animals)! We are so amazed by His humble start and how much God loves us by sending Jesus. We couldn’t imagine how Jesus could grow up without all the comforts (things) we have, and yet He can do all things for us. He is simply amazing!
We finished our month by celebrating Jesus’s birthday together. When asked, “What birthday gift would you give to Jesus?” the preschoolers responded with shouts of cake, toys, games, tablets, and even a big bed. After reading the book Happy Birthday, Jesus! students quickly added lots of LOVE, kindness, faithfulness, peace, and even more Love! We learned we would like to give and receive love as well–love is the gift to give Jesus.
Jesus is the greatest gift of all; We love because He first loved us! (1 John 4:19)
Have a Merry CHRISTmas & a Blessed New Year!