Last night's activity was making Christmas cards. This year we went all out on supplies: colored paper (even gold and silver!), pipe cleaners, felt, markers, sparkly fuzzy balls, stickers, and more. Mark told the students was that the goal would be to have 20-25 cards to hand out by the time the students were heading back to their dorms. He put up a slide with different Christmas sayings: Merry Christmas (not Mary Christmas or even Marry Christmas), Joy to the World, and Silent Night. There were also several pictures including nativity scenes, stars, snowmen, Christmas trees, and angels. Last week the students had learned about the different symbols surrounding Christmas and what they represent or remind us of, so I added that they could think of last week's discussion and apply those ideas to their cards as well if they were so inclined. We hit the play button for the Christmas playlist. Then, it was off to the races! Most of the colored paper was still in huge sheets, so Mark, Emily, and I worked on cutting it down to the size of a regular sheet of paper. The kids chose a base paper to work with, the most popular colors being white, green, and red, and then started decorating.
|At their tables listening to the goals for the evening.|
|Cutting the paper down to size|
|Hard at work...|
|The final products|
"She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins." Matthew 1:21