Saturday, December 1, 2012

Christmas Countdown Chain

A few years ago, I discovered a treasure trove of free Christian teaching resources at Hubbard's Cupboard.  I love using her printable books with my preschool and kindergarten students. If you teach or homesschool preschool or kinders, definitely check out this website for free printables for most all subject areas!

On this site are many ideas for celebrating Advent and Christmas.  Last year, my two sons and I created the Christmas Chain that is featured on Hubbard's site.  They loved, loved it! In the free download, there are 25 Bible verses and activities to help little ones prepare for Christmas. Very simply, print the verses, glue to strips of alternating green and red paper.  Then uses the strips of paper to make loops/chains and link them together.  Each day, the child takes off a link and reads the verse.  We did this each morning before school and then my boys would count how many links were left (days until Christmas).  They enjoyed seeing the chains get smaller and smaller!

Click here to see all the Christmas activities on Hubbard's site.  Scroll down just a bit and you will see the Christmas Chain activity.  This is a fun and meaningful activity for the whole family or to use in your classroom!

My sons (ages 6 and 7) and I are making our chain today.  I'll come back in a few days and share pictures with you!

Have a very blessed and restful weekend!



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