Thursday, December 1, 2011

Advent 2011: Day 1

"I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End."

Munchkin coloring his ornament. I showed him how to tear off the paper chain.
I explained when all the chains were torn off, it would be time to celebrate Jesus' Birthday
Mommy reading the scripture.
DAY 1: ALPHA and OMEGA Revelation 22:13 

These are "red letter" words--meaning they were spoken by Jesus about Himself. 

Discuss: The verse and the name. Talk about beginnings and endings. Learn the Greek Symbols for Alpha and Omega. (Altnernative: Learn how to say and write whole Greek Alphabet) Do your journal page. (For your journal, you could take pictures of the children making the activity below. Then take a picture of them holding it up.) 

Activity: Decorate your home with a Christmas banner showing the Greek symbols Alpha and Omega. Use about a yard of felt for the background. Make a casing and insert a dowel pole or stick to hang it from. Use other colors of felt to cut out your decorations and glue them to the background. 

Here we go with our ornaments, coloring pages and paper chains. We'll do the activities that are age appropriate for my 24 month old. I think I can tweak this one to make it work. Felt is my current favorite medium. It doesn't fray or need to be pre-washed and is super cheap!

Hanging "Alpha & Omega" ornament on the tree

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