Sunday, December 11, 2011

Oh Christmas Tree

This year for the Christmas season, the kids and I have decided to start a new tradition that we are calling “the giving Christmas tree.”
I went to our local Learning Shop and found these cute little card stock cutouts that look like Christmas tree decorations. (aren't they so cute?!!)
The kids told me some acts of service to write on each decoration, such as “make someone’s bed for them” or “do someone’s job for them” and “give someone a hug and tell them you love them.” 
After we wrote the acts of service on the decorations, I had the kids color a picture of a Christmas tree for us to put our decorations onto.
I would like to say this tree is nothing fancy because my kids did it, but in all reality, I am NO artist so it would have looked just the same if I had done it. (Or maybe even looked worse……………)

Each day the kids get to take off a decoration from our “giving Christmas tree” and they do whatever act of service that is on the decoration they have chosen.  Fun stuff! I love that it helps them remember the TRUE meaning of this holiday; giving to others……………..just as our Savior has done for us.
Have a wonderful Christmas!!


april said...

Fun! I am going to have to think about that next year.

Cecily said...

Love this idea!!

Alicia said...

Love, love, love this idea! You are such a great mommy!

Lynda said...

That's a great idea!