With all the fun we’ve been having doing Christmas-related activities, I didn’t want my girls to forget that the entire reason for Jesus’ birth was his eventual death and resurrection for our salvation. His birth is important and exciting, but it is the cross that stands as the symbol of our faith.
A few months ago, a friend gave us some pre-cut masonite crosses for a button-gluing activity. This week, I opened the tin of buttons and told the girls to choose a button for each member of the family. Emmy took handfuls at a time, but Angie was very conscious about which button represented which family member.
I asked them if they could tell me why Jesus had been born. Angie, clued in by the crosses on the table, said, “To die on the cross for our sins.”
After they had finished gluing their buttons on the crosses, I told them that what they had done was to give their family members to Jesus, and that they should remember to pray for their family every day.
He came into the very world he created, but the world didn’t recognise him. He came to his own people, and even they rejected him. But to all who believed and accepted him, he gave the right to become children of God. – John 1:10-12
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.