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I just got off the phone with my friend and I am excited! We are planning a Happy Birthday Jesus Party for our kiddos and two other families.
Thought maybe you would like to see what we have planned!
Just to help you understand the number of kiddos and ages that we are planning for: 4 boys 1st-3rd Grade, 4 girls 1st through 5 years, 3 year old, 2 year old, and 1 year old
Wide Popsicle Sticks (some precut to make the different sized branches for the tree)
Glue (Hot glue would work well for the Christmas Trees)
Craft Items to Decorate the Trees
The Tale of Three Trees Book
Manger Scene (hidden around the room)
3 layered round cake – red, green, and chocolate layers
Since dry time is needed, begin the party with this fun craft from Little Sprouts. Using craft scissors, cut the popsicle sticks to the size needed. Then glue them together with a hot glue gun and paint. While the glue and paint is drying, have fun with the other activities. Return to the crafts, decorate and add a piece of string to the back of the ornament to make it able to be hung.
Christmas Scavenger Hunt:
Build a Nativity Scene
What Doesn’t Belong?
Joseph? Yes, Luke 2
Angel? No, Luke 2:15
Happy Birthday, Jesus Cake
When cooled, stack the chocolate layer, red layer in the middle, ending with the green layer with white frosting in between. Frost the entire cake with white frosting. Add yellow decorations and candles to the top.
The chocolate layer reminds us that our heart is full of sin.
The red layer reminds us that Jesus shed His blood for our sins.
The white frosting reminds us that Jesus will forgive our sins and give us a clean heart.
The green layer reminds us to grow in Christ through praying, reading the Bible, and worshipping.
The yellow decorations remind us of heaven.
The candles remind us Jesus is the Light of the world.