Friday, October 11, 2013

Christmas Story Bracelets

Last Christmas we wanted to help our Faith in God children remember the true meaning of Christmas and provide a way for them to share the story with their families.
I found this cute post on this webpage.... and this one
about Christmas Story Bracelets and decided it would be a lovely way to make a memorable Christmas treasure in our hour and half activity.
The bracelets could be made on Pipe cleaners or on bead wire..I liked the bead wire better because I wanted it to be a treasure, I did purchase more expensive beads, but they could be made with cheaper beads...(the story is just the same)

Here is the story and the link to the original post....  I wish I had pictures of our finished bracelets....they were pretty stunning and the kids loved them. I did suggest to our boys that they could make them into a long bookmark instead of a bracelet, but they were happy to keep them as is.
Story of the beads:  (I printed this out nicely and laminated for the kids to take home)

White bead- An angel appears to Mary.

Blue bead- The angel tells Mary she is going to have a baby boy and to name him Jesus.

Light brown bead (grey would be fine too)- Mary and Joseph rode a donkey to Bethlehem to be taxed.

Dark brown bead- When they arrived in Bethlehem, there was no room in the Inn.  Mary and Joseph had to sleep in the Stable.

Purple bell- baby Jesus is born.  Purple represents royalty and the bell reminds us to tell the Good News.

Clear star bead- A very bright star appears in the sky.

White bead- An angel appears to shepherds keeping watch in the field and tells them Jesus has been born.

2 Clear beads- The shepherds go to see Jesus.

Clear star bead- Wise men see the very bright star and travel to see Jesus.

Gold, Purple, and Red beads- Represent the wise men and their gifts.

1 comment:

  1. This looks like a fabulous activity! Thank you so much!