Sunday, December 6, 2009

2nd Week of Advent- "Waiting" Collages

Due to the Thanksgiving break, this was our first class during Advent this year.

We started out our circle time discussing the color change in the church, from green to purple, using our liturgical colors mat in the center. We then discussed times we had waited for something, for a new baby brother or sister, a new toy, a birthday, or a holiday, such as Christmas.

We told the story of the birth of Jesus from one of the children's books in our classroom, and discussed what it might have been like for Mary and Joseph to be waiting and preparing for baby Jesus.

We then turned the kids loose with a large sheet of construction paper, and many magazines. Their task was to cut out things that they had to wait for, and we again discussed Advent, and the use of "purple" in the church as a color of waiting and preparation.

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