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Symbols of Christmas

It's December! As your families are counting down to Christmas day we know you will be looking for meaningful ways to talk about Christ, his birth and life. If you are looking for an easy, meaningful resource, you're in the right place! This lesson bundle teaches about some of the symbols of Christmas and how each one points us to Christ. We hope this will invite the true spirit of Christmas into your homes this season!


Merry Christmas from our family to yours!


-The Austin Family

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➤ L E S S O N

Open the lesson with a song and a prayer.

🎶 O P E N I N G S O N G : "Away in a Manger"

➤ P R E P A R A T I O N


You will need several sheets of paper and some scissors. Cut a large heart shape out of one of the papers. Cut several other large shapes out of the remaining sheets of paper (rectangle, triangle, circle, square, star, etc.).

➤ I N T R O D U C T I O N


Place all of the shapes in a row in front of the children so that everyone can see them. Then discuss the following questions:


1) If you wanted to say “I love you” to someone without using words, what shape would you want to give to them? (The heart shape!)


2) Why would you choose the heart shape? (Discuss.)


Explain: The heart shape is a symbol for love! Symbols can help us understand many things and they can help us remember things too! When Heavenly Father teaches us, He often uses symbols! Today we are going to learn about some of the symbols of Christmas!

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