Monday, December 12, 2011

Advent 2011: God With Us

Every good and perfect gift is from above,
coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights,
who does not change like shifting shadows."
James 1:17, NIV

 Tonight we are going make a shadow puppet show.  Remember those salt dough figures that you made?  And, the manger?  Gather those together and let's get started!

Christmas Adventus Day 12:  Today, place your salt dough angel and a flashlight in the advent bag.  Gather together the following materials:  salt dough figures, manger, flashlight for puppet show, flashlight for narrator, Bible, a light colored wall

Begin the night by asking your angels to remove shine a flashlight on the wall.  You can prop it on some pillows so that no one needs to hold it still through the entire "show".  Turn off the lights and hold your salt dough angel in front of the light so that a shadow shines on the wall.  Read James 1:17.

Tell your family that you are going to use your salt dough figurines to create a  shadow puppet show.  One person will be the narrator, or you may rotate the narrator with each section of the story.  The narrator will read a segment of the story aloud.  While the narrator reads, others will use the figures to interpret the story.  For example, if the angel appeared to Mary, you may have a shadow of Mary waiting and when the story says that the angel appeared to Mary, the angel comes into the shadow picture.   Be creative and have fun interpreting the story.

The verses that you will need for your story are located on our Christmas Adventus 2011 page for December 12th.

For our other Advent activities, see "Christmas Adventus 2011: Celebrating Allergy-Free".

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