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My friend and author, Crystal Bowman, recently published a brand new Christmas story for little ones.
When I saw M Is for Manger at Barnes and Noble while we were visiting my mom in Georgia – I had to get it right away! This book has been a wonderful reminder to us of Who Christmas is all about.
M Is for Manger is an alphabet book that journeys you through the story of Jesus’ birth.
As we turned the pages and followed the letters of the alphabet, the miraculous and holy events surrounding Jesus’ birth came to life before our eyes! With the sweetest illustrations and simple, rhyming text, M Is for Manger was exactly the book we needed to keep our Christmas focus on Christ!
This book came at the perfect time for the 3-year-old classes at the little preschool where I work. They happened to be studying the letter M THIS WEEK! So M Is for Manger was on point with their curriculum and projects.
After reading M Is for Manger, have your child make these sweet little Handprint Mangers!
Materials Needed –
- Brown Paint
- Paint Brush
- Construction Paper (yellow, white, flesh-color)
- Paint your child’s hand with the brown paint and apply to a piece of white paper. Let dry.
- Glue little strips of yellow paper onto the palm of the hand.
- Cut the white paper into a small peanut shape and then cut the flesh colored paper into a small circle. Glue together and then glue on top of the yellow strips.
- Add facial features.
- Add the letter ‘M’ if you’d like!
And you’re done!
Guess what?! I am giving away a copy of Crystal Bowman’s M is for Manger this week! Enter to win HERE!
This activity is part of a series of activities with children’s Christmas books. 10 bloggers, 10 books, and 10 days of Christmas Activities inspired by children’s books that are faith-based. Make sure to follow along! Find the full schedule of posts at Inspired by Family.
Here are the 10 sweet bloggers I have teamed up with – Inspired by Family, Meaningful Mama, Teaching Mama, Beautiful Messy Motherhood, Happy Home Fairy, Simple home Blessings, The Chaos and the Clutter, Creative Family Fun, True Aim Education and Sunshine Whispers!
I hope you and your loved ones enjoy this little lesson and craft. I also hope you will follow along to find 10 great bloggers, 10 great books, and 10 great activities inspired by the birth of Jesus!