Saturday, 16 November 2013

Nativity Star Craft and Prayers

As we're now half way through November, I've given in to Christmas!  Here is a prayer craft to help children think about finding Jesus at Christmas...

Cut some star shapes out of card.

 Choose two stars.  On Star 1, make a cut from the bottom of the star to the middle and on Star 2, make a cut from the top of the star to the middle (as shown above).  Punch a hole in the top of the star 1.
 Colour or decorate the stars and tie a loop of string through the hole in star 1.
 Fit both stars together (using the slits) to make a 3D effect star.
Talk to the children about the star in the Nativity story and how its brightness helped the wise men to find Jesus, God's special gift to us.  Pray for anyone you would like God to bless over Christmas.  Pray that they will have a special time and that they will really know that God loves them.  Write their names on the star or stick their initials on stickers to put on the star.  Older children might like to think of people who don't know who Jesus is and pray that they will be able to find out more about him over Christmas.  Put their initials on too!

Hang the star and remember to keep praying!

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