We know that it is so easy to get busy with all of the "stuff" that comes along with the holidays that sometimes we lose sight of the true meaning of Christmas. We did some searching for some very special products that are perfect for starting family traditions with your kids.
The first product that we want to share with you is one of our favorite finds for this Christmas season. The Christmas Star From Afar game is a perfect way to keep your kids focused on Christ this Christmas.
Here is more information about The Christmas Star From Afar website:
The Christmas Star From Afar encourages children to go on a hunt for their Star, similar to that of the Wise Men. Everyday the Star is hidden and the children participate in a fun hide-and-seek game to locate it. Once they have found their Star they move all Three Wise Men to its location. On Christmas morning the Three Wise Men reach their final destination when the Star is found at the stable with the newborn baby Jesus. The activity book includes a wooden Star, a full wooden nativity scene that matches the artwork of the book, and optional scripture to use throughout the month.
It's very simple and so much fun!
- Set up your nativity
- Hide the Star every night
- Once your children find the Star move all Three Wise Men to its location
- Read the optional scripture
- On Christmas Eve place your Star on the top of your nativity stable
- On Christmas morning your Three Wise Men reach the nativity scene and find their king, baby Jesus!
- You can easily combine the Star from Afar with other traditions your family participates in. Consider placing a little surprise or sweet with your Star everyday to make this fun game more like an Advent Calendar.
If you have your favorite nativity set that it off limits to your kids, have you considered getting them a wooden Nativity set that they can play with at Christmas? Melissa & Doug has a sturdy wooden nativity set that is perfect for little hands.
If you have little ones that are so excited about Christmas and are asking how many days until they can open presents, we have two Christmas countdown options for you.
The first is the ABC's of Christmas Advent Calendar. This is a paper Advent calendar that goes through the story of the first Christmas following the alphabet through scriptures. This would be a great addition to The Christmas Star From Afar.
The second option for a Christmas countdown is from Melissa & Doug. This is a countdown that can be used every year. Your kids hang one ornament on the tree every day, right up to Christmas Eve. Then place the star on top of the tree on Christmas Day!
All of the above options are available at Whimsy on Main. Let us help you find the perfect gifts this Christmas season.