Christmas Fun and Traditions

Yesterday we had a breakfast at our Church after Mass called Breakfast in Bethlehem! The kids all dressed up as their favorite character from the Nativity and we ate a breakfast together! After breakfast, the kids all sat around for a story of the Nativity told by our priest. My friend, a fellow Catechises of the Good Shepherd catechist, gave an introduction to the story by using the relief map of Israel and the sandpaper globe “show” the kids where the story too place and help the get into the story. Then Father read the story. After the story, the kids got to make a sticker nativity poster, and work with some of the Christmas works in the Atrium! We also had a parishioner in our parish who weaves. He was there to show the kids how weaving works! The kids had a great time and there are alot of great ideas swirling around for next year! Here are some pictures!

Today we got to decorate the tree! In our house, each ornament has a story and a memory attached to it! We love to pull them all out and try to fit them all on the tree! I am looking into finding a great way to make our tree decorating a more tradition type event too! Maybe we will have cookies or some Christmas movie afterwards. What are your Christmas Traditions?

Not the best pictures! Sorry. I will try to get some better ones tomorrow! I hope you are having lots of holiday fun! If you have some great traditions, share them in the comments! I would love to hear them! Happy Sunday!