Here are simple DIY Christmas Ornaments that would go great with The Mystery of History, Volume I.
Since volume 1 covers creation to Christ it includes lessons on the kings and prophets of the Old Testament. Just like the Israelites in Joshua 4 built a monument to remember how The Lord helped them cross the Jordan River, these ornaments can help students remember Old Testament lessons.
To keep this simple, focus on the lessons you have read. If you need to keep it simpler I suggest taking a bag of whistles or trumpets and writing the name of each prophet you have read about.
If you want to really get involved then create one for each prophet or lesson and keep a small tree up all school year.
DIY Christmas Ornaments Supplies:
- Organza Favor Bags
- Snack size ziplock bag tied with a red ribbon
Various items for inside DIY Christmas Ornaments:
- Plastic Whistle if you can not find trumpets
- Building blocks or a lego brick
- Crown stickers
- Ask your kids which Prophets they remember from their history lessons.
- Make a list of the ones they remember
- Refer to the book for help
- If your list is quite long, select your favorite 5-7 to place in your bag.
Brainstorm different items that could symbolize the Prophet’s message, trial on Earth, or an event.
The ladies of the Bright Ideas Press team brainstormed with me some items that could symbolize the lives of different prophet’s.
- Crown for remembering that Jesus is our King even when the people wanted an earthly king.
- Whistles or trumpets for any of the prophets.
- Elijah, the fiery prophet could use a rock painted red.
- Jonah’s story can use a fishing hook to remind us of the whale and how God wanted his people to hear the importance of repentance.
- Nehemiah building blocks for rebuilding the walls.
- Gideon, if you did the activity from lesson 27 this would be a great place to keep one of the pieces from the broken pot.
- Joel with an arrow. It reminds us that Joel wanted to point us back to the Lord.
- Malachi, to give God your 10 percent. Use a dime to remember to give time, talents, and money back to The Lord.
- Pearl to symbolize the precious jewel of God’s people.
Now you can hang your bag on the Christmas tree!
Just for fun…If you are wanting to read Christmas lessons from The Mystery of History jump to the end of Volume 1 and read, Lesson 103, Jesus Christ, His Birth. Volume Two has two lessons: Lesson 34, St. Boniface, Apostle to Germany and Lesson 46, Good King Wenceslas.