12 Days of Christmas – Day 10 – J is for Jesus Candy Canes

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I don’t want to ignore the symbols traditionally associated with Christmas, so I looked for some that I could give a gospel spin. The candy cane, when turned upside down, is a J shape so the association was easy: J is for Jesus.

Materials:
A5 white cardboard (per child) cut into a J-shape
Glue
Red ribbon
Scissors

I made light pencil marks on the candy canes to show which way the ribbon had to go. Then I cut short strips of ribbon and gave some to each of the girls. I squeezed some glue onto the pencil lines and let the girls stick the ribbon down.

J for Jesus Candy Canes

 

I asked them if they could recognise which letter the candy cane looked like. Then I asked who they could think of whose name begins with a J. “Daddy’s!” Angie shouted excitedly. “And Jesus’,” I said, and reminded them he’s the reason we celebrate Christmas.

 

J for Jesus Candy Canes

“Don’t be afraid, Mary,” the angel told her, “for you have found favour with God. You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you will name him Jesus.” – Luke 1:30-31

What do you think about this craft? Leave a link to your post if you decide to try it out; I’d love to see it.

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