“She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus,
because he will save his people from their sins.”
If you’ve ever taught preschoolers, you know that you’ve got to stick to one main point. No meandering in a story or adding a lot of subplots. No trying to explain a secondary point in a lesson or a devotional. A preschooler will lose focus; he or she will get squirrel-y.
Just give a preschooler one short main point, and repeat that point over and over.
The main point of Christmas is this: Jesus came to earth to be a Savior. Jesus is Savior. Most kids don’t have lengthy conversations about spiritual things. So a way to make a point really stick is to introduce it while you’re doing something that reinforces it. Enter The Names of Jesus Picture Frame craft.
Name of Jesus Picture Frame Craft and Conversation
Have a conversation while you do the craft below together.
- Ask your child a question about their own special name. (Do you know what your name means? Do you know why your mom and I named you ______?)
- Explain why you named them what you did. (You were named after your grandpa; he was such a strong man.)
- Introduce the name of Jesus. (Jesus’s name has a special meaning too. Jesus means “Savior.” His name is so powerful, he can save people from all the wrong they’ve ever done.)
- As you continue making the craft, keep repeating “Jesus is Savior.”
You’ll need…a frame, card stock, markers, red paint, all-pupose glue, peppermint candies (or candy canes or other decorations)
Choose a ready-made frame or make one from white card stock.
Paint your frame red.
Use all-purpose glue to decorate the frame. I used peppermint candies and candy canes.
Write the words “Jesus, Savior” on card stock. (The colors of the letters “pop” a little more if the card stock has a shiny side and you write on that.) Insert into the frame
The main point: Jesus is Savior! He came to save people from their sins.