Saturday, December 17, 2011

Advent - Day 21

Bethlehem is where Jesus was born.  It was a small town and its name means "City of Bread."  No one really knows why it is named that, but maybe at one time the town was famous for its bread.  Over the years, people laughed a lot and did many fun things in Bethlehem.  Think about David and his seven brothers, or Jesus and his siblings.  I'm sure they laughed and had lots of fun in Bethlehem.  Today our advent activity was something fun for our whole family -- making gingerbread houses!  John 6:35 says, "I am the bread of life; he who comes to Me will not hunger, and he who believes in Me will never thrist."  Bread of Life is another name of God.  The base of the house was made out of gingerbread to remind us of the City of Bread and the Bread of Life.  The houses are soooo cute!  This is one of my favorite things in advent to do with the boys.  
The candies and goodies were ready to be added to the houses.

What a fun morning it has been!


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