Here were our list of words:
2. Baby Jesus
7. Mary and Joseph
8. A crowded inn
Each child was to draw a picture representing the word on their paper. And as they were drawing they were to think of these two questions:
1. What does this picture/word have to do with the story of Christmas.
2. What does this picture/word have to do with us NOW?
Okay, so this Family Home Evening became a hands-on, artistic showing with a bounty of personal insights on each subject! (Being hands-on artistic meant they forgot that they could use their hands to hit, tease, bug and annoy, because it was flanked with crayons, markers and colored pencils!!)
I was amazed as I listened to our children retell the Christmas story, but I was REALLY amazed at how they applied their picture to today.
We ended with this thought: