Hi friends! With Christmas fast approaching, I wanted to take a moment and share with you a new favorite in our household this year! Like many of you, our goal each year is to keep our children focused on Jesus, and the true reason we celebrate the day. That can be tough when the world around us is screaming.. “Gifts, Candy, Toys, Trees, Decorations… more more more!!!”
This year, we were introduced to The Story of Christmas: Spark Story Bible Adventures..
It’s a movie about the first Christmas and the meaning of God’s most precious gift to the world.
Our kids instantly fell in love with Squiggly, the silly little caterpillar who we follow along with as he learns about the story of Jesus. I really love the way his goofiness keeps my younger kids interested, even my own squirmy Noah….and gives the big girls a few laughs too 🙂
The story is told is such a thorough way, but kept my kids interest the whole time! #winning 🙂
I’ll admit, even CR and I got Chills when they told of Jesus, Immanuel, meaning God with us. Just like that, our Savior was born, and now God is with us. Such a powerful message for us all…young and old.
What I loved most was how the story told many small details that are normally left out, such as Mary going to see Elizabeth, and how soon she would give birth to a baby too. He would become John the Baptist… and how the wise men encounter Kind Harrod on their way to see Jesus, and how he was afraid this new Kind would take his place. These things are great to start discussing with our older girls, and open up lots of dialog.
Our whole family enjoyed this movie and I am so happy to share that Sparkhouse has agreed to do a fun giveaway here on our blog!!!!
WHAT YOU WIN:
HOW TO ENTER:
Easy peasy! Just leave me a comment and tell me how your family keeps the focus on Jesus each year at Christmas! I always love to get ideas from other mamas, and I’d love for us all to learn from each other 🙂
The winner will be chosen on Monday at 12pm est, and then Sparkhouse will get your package mailed out ASAP, so you should have all your goodies before Christmas!
I hope each and every one of you have a very Merry Christmas! From our little nest, to yours!