Free Printable Epiphany Activities, Twelfth Night Crafts

In many nations, especially southern and eastern Europe and South America, Christian religions celebrate Epiphany as the main gift-giving holiday. In the Catholic faith, Epiphany, which lands on January 6 is also called the Feast of the Three Kings (or Magi). It's a Catholic feast day of the Church. It's not a holy day of obligation, but it is an important day in the Octave of Christmas (Christmastide). On this day, we celebrate the visit of the wiseman to the Christ child in Bethlehem. Some cultures call this holiday Three Kings Day or Twelfth Night. If you celebrate Epiphay or would like to start, here are websites to with free printable epiphany crafts and lesson plans. Kids will particularly love these activities (plus it extends the Christmas holiday and that's always a perk for children!) Read more

Free Printable Jesse Tree Advent Devotional Crafts, Lesson Plans

'And a shoot shall spring forth from the stump of Jesse: a branch out of his roots.' Isaiah 11:1. This Biblical passage from the Old Testament prophet Isaiah is foretelling the coming of a new branch in the family tree of King David. Jesse was the father of David. David was the king of Israel during her Golden Age. After Solomon, David's son died, the kingdom fell to quarreling and heathen practices. The two kingdoms finally split and ultimately were carried off into slavery by a succession of eastern rulers from Assyria, Babylon, Media and Persia. Here are lesson plans and activities to explore the Bible story and make a Jesse Tree.  read more

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