Our final Christmas theme for this year has been Christmas superheroes. We have been looking at some of the many names of Jesus to learn that he is so much more than a superhero. While it seems like there are some similarities (such as saving others and being kind) Jesus is far superior – he is real, God himself, more powerful, more selfless and humble, and saves us from sin, something more sinister than any of the physical threats that superheroes save people from. His many names are like “word pictures” to help us understand how great Jesus is.
– names of Jesus spider web. The web is covered in a piece of contact with the sticky side facing outward. We threw balls of paper at the web, talking about the different names of Jesus as the paper landed near them. (Inspired by this sticky web).
– names of Jesus x-ray bags. Each bag contains a clue for a name of Jesus. We guessed the name and talked about what it means. (Inspired by this guessing game).
- Bread – Bread of Life (John 6:35)
- Light – Light of the World (John 8:12)
- Sheep – Good Shepherd (John 10:11-15)
- Book – the Word (John 1:1)
- Branch – the True Vine (John 15:1-5)
- Crown – King of Kings (Revelation 19:16)
– superhero capes
– comic strip of the nativity
– painting a Christmas tree with spray bottles and brushes
– superhero sensory box (including some clues for names of Jesus, similar to those in the x-ray bags above)
– movie night (we watched, Vischer, P. (1996). The Toy that Saved Christmas: VeggieTales).
– superhero baubles (Inspired by these baubles and simplified for the little men)
– invisible paintings (tape resist paintings of Christmas trees)
– Bethlehem skyline (watercolour painting for the background, cut out paper for the buildings)