Saturday, December 21, 2013

Candy Canes and Stars, A Christmas Poem about Jesus

Hi Friends,
Today I thought I'd share a little something I did. Just in case anyone else out there needs an idea for a gift for their Primary Class for Christmas. Something that goes with the lesson about Jesus' birth and the true meaning of Christmas. (If you are unfamiliar with "Primary" it's what my church
calls the program/organization for teaching children.) I have the pleasure of being a Primary Teacher, which I love very much. I get to teach sweet little 5-6 year olds about their Savior, Jesus Christ.

I wanted to give the kids a treat that they'd like, but I wanted it to have meaning too. I thought it would be fun to find some star candy and candy canes. I ended up using star shaped marshmallows and candy canes. I tried to find a poem or something written that was cute to go with those things, that had spiritual meaning, but I couldn't find anything that had both. So I came up with a poem myself. Here is how it goes if anyone else needs to use it:

Candy Canes and Stars, A Poem About Jesus
Next week is Christmas, you are counting down the days,
You'll be out of school with plenty of time to play.
My hope is that this candy will help make it clear,
The reason for the season is not about Reindeer.
Christ, Our Savior was born in some hay,
So we could all be saved from the mistakes of our day.
The stars are to remind you of that night long ago,
When they guided many to his stable so low.
A Candy Cane looks like a Shepherd's Crook,
Reminding us that they saw an Angel and then went to look.
For the Christ Child, The Son of the Highest, Jesus His name,
If you turn the Candy Cane upside down, you will see a "J" just the same.
I hope you remember what the "J" stands for,
Jesus, Jehovah, Our Savior was born.

Merry Christmas from our little "Patch-A-Heaven!"

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