Christmas should be about remembering the birth of Jesus. Sometimes it is hard for children (and adults!) to remember that Christmas is about Jesus, not just Santa. Help your children write a letter Jesus. Here are some ideas to get them started.
Remember Jesus at Christmas
Ask them to write a letter to Jesus and have them come up with 5 things about Christmas that remind them of Jesus and have them include those things in the letter.
Compare and Contrast
Older children can include in their letter how Santa and Jesus are similar and different.
I love Jesus letter
This letter is easiest for small children that do not yet write well. They can dictate the letter to you as you write or type it. Dictating letters are a great way to inspire young children to want to read and write. Even young preschoolers can tell Jesus they love him and that he makes them feel safe.
Here are three examples of the I love Jesus Letter, dictated by my children. We are going to include the letters to Jesus on our Christmas Lap books.
I really love you. And thank you for dying for us. And thank you for your father, God. I really love you a lot. I always think about you. I think about you when I play Christmas songs on the piano. I really love you. Jesus you make me feel safe. And in case I’m not with mommy or daddy and I’m scared I know you are there and God too. Right next to me. I think about you a lot. I really Love you Jesus. I will never forget about you.
Shelby Age 6
I love you Jesus. I learn about you from Mommy and Daddy and Aunt Debi and from church. Jesus you are brave like a super hero. I want to be a super hero too. Your birthday is the coolest birthday ever. Nobody else’s birthday is like that. Everyone celebrates. We get presents from Santa, he says Ho, Ho, Ho. Santa must know you Jesus because he is so nice. I love you Jesus.
AJ Age 4
I love you. You keep me safe when my mommy is at work and when Grammy is home. And when me and my mom are gone and Grammy stays home with all the dogs and cats and you Jesus keep her safe. Thank you. And Santa Claus gives all the toys to children and who is bad is on the naughty list and the good kids are on the nice list. You must like Santa Claus Jesus because he loves kids.
Gage Age 5