Little Kids Guide Book to Christmas Symbols
Teacher Resource for Christmas Symbols
|The Things We See at Christmas|
we have candy canes at Christmas?
Here's a little 15 page book in 2 versions - one for preschool 3 and 4 year olds, and one for kindergarteners and first graders. As with all our other crafts and activities, this is a free book for teachers, home-schoolers and parents to read and teach young children.
For these young children we show and tell about many signs and symbols of christmas and relate them all to the Christian Christmas as opposed to the secular Christmas that is ever growing as a popular celebration, but devoid of meaning.
for Three and 4 year olds
|Sunday School Kids Christmas Book of Symbols|
The things we see at Christmas as adults are quite familiar. We have seen them every year of our lives. We accept these things despite conflicting and contested claims about the history and origin of their use during the holiday season.
Small children also accept the things they see, but may not know why they appear at Christmas , nor their special meaning. They need explanations they can understand to relate these things to the Christian story we hold so dear.
For very young children, read only a few pages
at a sitting. The next time you pick up the book again, review first
– ask questions about the pages you have already read. Kibitz
and remind them about what has already been read and read a few more
Staple or punch the pages as you like.
This book for adults to share with little people is designed to help children relate the things we see at Christmas with the wonderful birth of Jesus and the celebration of Christmas.
Preschool version: In some
cases text has been omitted from the standard version.
If you have any of the objects discussed in
the book actually in your room, you could play "I Spy with my
Little eye..." to find a thing you have read about as you finish
These are all provided as Microsoft
Word Documents to minimize printing issues. You will be asked if you
prefer to open or save the file. The choice is yours. (You can always
save it after you open it as another option.)
This document is 15 pages long and will print on both black and white printers and color printers, but it is best printed on a color printer.
THESE ARE LARGE
FILES. The images may appear slowly on the pages
as it opens.