Thursday, 24 November 2011

A Secret Nativity Gift

This year we have decided to share the story of the nativity with 2 families.  We purchased 2 small nativity sets.  We printed out this printable which we found at www.lds.org.


We cut out the lables and laminated them we then put each lable and picture with the character of the nativity set and wrapped and those without a character on that day we just gave the card.  I wrote a letter of explaination. (Below)

Dear Friends,
Merry Christmas, as a special treat to you and your family we have given you this special gift from our family to yours.  On the 16th of December open number one and continue each day until all gifts/cards are open - keep the cards because at the end they can be used as a special memory game to remind you of the true meaning of Christmas
This matching game offers some interesting ideas about the figures of the Nativity. Most of the information is found in the scriptures. You can learn something new while you have fun playing this game with your friends or friends.
Begin the game with the rectangles spread out facedown. The first player turns over two rectangles. If the figure and the fact do not match, the rectangles are turned facedown again, and the next player takes a turn. If the figure and the fact match, the player reads the fact aloud, keeps the pair, and takes another turn. Play until all the rectangles are matched. The player with the most matches wins.
Have a wonderful Christmas
We wrapped the whole lot up and will deliver to the families (secretly) the day before the advent starts.

1 comment:

Katie said...

This is a wonderful idea! My husband and I have been looking for a nativity for a couple of weeks now but I guess we're a little picky. Maybe we will find a couple small sets and do this for a couple less active members. Thank you for the inspiration!

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