A kind reader emailed me the other day to let me know she liked the Thanksgiving story bracelets we made. She wanted to know if I had any book suggestions to go along with a Christmas story bracelet. I had to look through our book stash, but in the meantime, I accidentally deleted the email. If you are that reader, I'd love to hear from you again! Here is what I came up with.
Usborne Young Bible Tales Christmas Story is a nice book for the preschool crowd and retells the Christmas story in a simple and easy to understand way.
I used beads we already had to make this bracelet, but I think they work nicely. I chose a white chenille stem to represent purity.
White bead- An angel appears to Mary.
Blue bead- The angel tells Mary she is going to have a baby boy and to name him Jesus.
Light brown bead (grey would be fine too)- Mary and Joseph rode a donkey to Bethlehem to be taxed.
Dark brown bead- When they arrived in Bethlehem, there was no room in the Inn. Mary and Joseph had to sleep in the manger.
Purple bell- baby Jesus is born. Purple represents royalty and the bell reminds us to tell the Good News.
Clear star bead- A very bright star appears in the sky.
White bead- An angel appears to shepherds keeping watch in the field and tells them Jesus has been born.
2 Clear beads- The shepherds go to see Jesus.
Clear star bead- Wise men see the very bright star and travel to see Jesus.
Gold, Purple, and Red beads- Represent the wise mens' gifts.