Christmas Countdown Ideas: Nativity Story

Nativity Story Countdown There are so many ways you can incorporate this countdown idea into your family. Basically you just need a nativity set, wrapping paper, and some form of printable (see below.) You can find nativity scenes on sale this time of year, and craft stores like Hobby Lobby …

Christmas Countdown Ideas: Characteristics of Jesus

*This post was originally published on my blog back in 2008. While not exactly a countdown to Christmas or an advent calendar, I really really love the meaning behind this activity. Christmas IS Christ and what better way to spend December than learning about the characteristics of Jesus, our Savior. …

Christmas Science: Botany

Close your eyes and think of Christmas… What images come to your mind? Probably a Nativity display complete with the baby Jesus in a manger, a bright colorful tree, festive wreaths, piles of presents, furry stockings, nutcrackers. Now close your eyes again and imagine what Christmas SMELLS like… If you are like me, you …

Christmas Science: Astronomy

Welcome to my series on Christmas science, in which we’ve covered chemistry,  zoology, and geography. Today is all about astronomy. You may not think there is much that astronomy has to do with Christmas, but there is! While our modern view of Christmas has become all about glittery trees, feet …