Children are bombarded with the materialism that the world throws their direction, and they are not naturally immune to their effects. Let's face it, I know many adults that crumble under the worldly pressure of greed and the "gimme" attitude.
Combating this attitude begins in the home and with the lessons from the family.
We have put a "pause" to our regular curricular studies and will be shifting to lessons in holiday giving.
I hope your enjoyment of learning and supporting your child during this holiday season will begin with our mini-unit study in Holiday Giving. This will be a great addition to your extra-curricular time of learning during the Christmas season. I have compiled this study to be completed as a family, catering to multiple-aged children. It is a little thank you gift for the season from me to my wonderful readers!
Enjoy and let us know what resources you enjoyed the most, and share any that you have with the class!
History of Holiday Giving:
Ancient historical account of the Magi and gift giving
Read the Biblical account of the visit of the Magi Matthew 2:1-12
Gold, Frankincense & Myrrh: Read and discuss the various meanings of the gifts that the wise men bestowed upon Christ.
Biblical Character References & Lessons:
HERE is an excellent resources for creating a meaningful Advent with your family
Get a FREE resource for being the Hands and Feet of Jesus as a family for this holiday
Positive effects of giving on your personal finances ARTICLE
Literature & Reading:
The Gift of the Magi AUDIO
Giving can have positive effects on the brain ARTICLE
Health benefits and uses of Frankincense
Scientific Information for Frankincense (with photos)
Gold metal Facts for Kids
Testing for "Fools Gold" Experiment
More about Gold in Science
GOLD on the Pictorial Periodic Table
Extras for Charlotte Mason Home Educators:
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PICTURE STUDY -
Nativity by: Giotto
HYMN STUDY -
Oh Come All Ye Faithful
NATURE STUDY -
Go on a Winter Nature Walk. Observe all the good gifts that God has given during this season. It may be harder to see than in budding Spring, but the blessings are still there.
- Here is a resource for Winter Birds Study
NATIVITY WORD SEARCH
The 3 Wise Men Coloring Page
Hoping your season in full of hope and giving!