Tuesday, December 13, 2011


In our Countdown to Christmas (Days 10-14), we are learning about the shepherds...how they first heard from the angels regarding the birth of God's Son, how eager they were to go to Him, and how they shared the good news of His birth with others.  

Luke 2:8-17
And in the same region there were shepherds out in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And an angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were filled with great fear. And the angel said to them, “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.  And this will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in swaddling cloths and lying in a manger.” And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying,   “Glory to God in the highest,and on earth peace among those with whom he is pleased!”  When the angels went away from them into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let us go over to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has made known to us.” And they went with haste and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby lying in a manger. And when they saw it, they made known the saying that had been told them concerning this child.

So, we made some toilet paper roll shepherds.   
Once again, I can't seem to resist crafts that use toilet paper rolls!  

These 2 kiddos also really like the small cardboard wonders...

They also love to cut.  Caleb is getting pretty good at cutting precisely.  Meredith is just learning to actually use the scissors.

Meredith's is on the left, Caleb's is on the right.
 (Printable template for the toilet paper roll shepherd can be found here.)

 And, we had to make some sheep as well (Meredith left, Caleb right)....
(Handprint lamb idea found here.)


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