Our CHRISTMAS Story: Part 2

Our Christmas Story

Did you miss part 1? You can find it HERE.

the NAME game

1. You’ll need your printed story and something to write with! (Below is the same story from Part 1)

Luke 2 1_20 Name Epidsodes Luke 2 1_20 Name Epidsodes page 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. The story has been broken into sections, which are called “episodes.” Alone or with others, name each episode–give each episode a 1-3 word title that will help you remember what happened. For example, I might name episode 1 “The Enrollment”. If you are using a different version, you can break it up into parts based on my translation, or choose your own parts…then write your episode names in the left margin. For the younger set, this is a chance to list the main parts of the story (i.e., Joseph goes to Nazareth, Mary has the baby, etc.).

3. Once you have finished naming the episodes, fold your paper(s) along the vertical line, so that you can ONLY see the episode names. Now, try to tell the story to a partner!

Once More, with FEELING!

1. Print the “Emotion Cards” sheet (link below) and cut out the words to make your Emotion Cards.

Emotions.pdf

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2. Everyone chooses an emotion card. One verse at a time, participants should take turns reading the lines with their assigned emotion (everyone reads the same verse, then when every one is done, move on to the next verse):

While they were there, the time came for her to have her baby.
And she gave birth to her firstborn son
and wrapped him in bands of cloth,
and laid him in a manger,
because there was no place for them in the inn.

 

Then an angel of the Lord stood before them,
and the glory of the Lord shone around them,
and they were terrified.

 

“Do not be afraid; for see—
I am bringing you good news of great joy for all the people…”

 

“Let us go now to Bethlehem and see this thing that has taken place,
which the Lord has made known to us.”

 

But Mary treasured all these words and pondered them in her heart.

I have also included a PDF of the quotesHERE.

How are you…REALLY?

1. The “Once More…with Feeling!” activity is a fun way to try out different emotions in the text. Now take some time to consider how the different characters in the story felt.

How do you think

Mary
Joseph
the angel
the shepherds

felt?

How can you tell?

2. TELL!!! Pick one of the emotions…tell a story about a time you felt that emotion.

3. Try telling the story from Luke 2 using only your episode titles again

STAY TUNED for Part 3 of Our CHRISTMAS Story…coming soon!

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