Wednesday, December 2, 2009

A Bed Fit For A King

Last year, I posted several ideas of what our family does to keep Christ the center of Christmas. (Check them out from last December's post.) This was an idea that I had heard about but had never tried. Our older children are 8 and 5 1/2 and they are enjoying creating a bed fit for the newborn King.

We cut yellow pieces of paper into strips to represent hay. Each time a child gets caught doing something kind for someone else, a piece of "straw" is placed in a basket to make a fluffy bed for Baby Jesus. The children have nominated one another and have told me what the other child did for them. I write that deed on a piece of the "straw" and deposit it. We have just started so here is what the bed looks like as of right now.

Clay helped me make my bed today so I put a piece in for him. Lydia complimented Clay's good work at school, so he put a piece in for her. Our hope is that the manger bed will be full of fluffy straw when we lay Baby Jesus on it Christmas Day. The straw is ready, cut and waiting!

We prepare a bed for Him, while He prepares our hearts.


House Family said...

i love that idea!

JottinMama said...

What a great idea!

I'm sure your kids are loving it :)

Have a wonderful day!

- Kate :)

Are These Kids All Yours? said...

Love that idea!!! Have heard of it before....may have to try it!

Anonymous said...

The daycare kids are really enjoying doing this! Thank you for the great idea!!

teachinmom said...

love, love, love that idea
what fun!