To talk about the rituals, everything about the spirit of festivity, we need to understand as teachers that the kids love to fantasise. They would recall the stories, relate with the visual facts. Interesting it is to figure out the Bible stories, Aesop Fables playing the moral stars. The reason is these stories share knowledge about Christmas, the society, their practices during the ancient period. So with your training skills gained after the TEFL courses you teach them to connect with the past and the future.
Quite a good thing when you have to make them understand ‘history’, consider the evolution, relate with the ‘geographical’ boundaries – a glimpse of the topography and all. Basically it is the verses from the Bible which share stories of Jesus, Christmas, goodness, sacrifice and more.
To make the little one understand the concept of Jesus…
Who is Jesus Christ? How he became a god figure? Simple, crispy stories about the man could be found in the history books.
Mary, a young teenager living in the village of Nazareth, was engaged to be married to Joseph, a Jewish carpenter. One day God sent an angel to visit Mary. The angel told Mary that she would conceive a son by the power of the Holy Spirit. She would give birth to this child and name him Jesus.
At first, Mary was afraid and troubled by the angel’s words. Being a virgin, Mary questioned the angel, “How can this happen?”
The angel explained that the child would be God’s own Son and that nothing is impossible with God. Humbled and in awe, Mary believed the angel of the Lord and rejoiced in God her Savior.
Surely Mary reflected with wonder on the words of Isaiah 7:14:
“Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel.”
(Bible Matthew 1:18-25, 2:1-12; Luke 1:26-38, 2:1-20)
Make them understand about the animals…
With shepherds who were worshipped as the saviour it is important for your TEFL trained mind to use arts, crafts in order to display all the things. The story is about how the animal realised goodness, protect and help man. So the moral master unfold you need to love, care and nurture nature. Every bit of goodness you spread would reciprocate as friends.
In a nearby field, an angel of the Lord appeared to shepherds who were tending flocks of sheep by night. The angel announced that the Savior of the world had been born in the town of David. Suddenly a great host of heavenly beings appeared with the angel and began singing praises to God. As the angelic beings departed, the shepherds said to each other, “Let’s go to Bethlehem! Let’s see the Christ-child!”
They hurried to the village and found Mary, Joseph, and the baby. The shepherds shared with everyone what the angel had said about the newborn Messiah. Then they went on their way praising and glorifying God.
But Mary kept quiet, treasuring their words in her heart.
Gifts are token of love and care…
As a respect, tribute and sheer joy, you welcome the unknown warmly by greeting, spreading the essence of joy, love and happiness. With pure love and respect, you can create something of your own and gift it to say you care and love and respect. The true meaning of sharing, gifting, and love is shared in this way. The story is,
Jesus’ birth took place when Herod was king of Judea. At this time, wise men (Magi) from the east saw a great star. They followed it, knowing the star signified the birth of the king of the Jews.
The wise men came to the Jewish rulers in Jerusalem and asked where the Christ was to be born. The rulers explained, “In Bethlehem in Judea,” referring to Micah 5:2. Herod secretly met with the Magi and asked them to report back after they found the child. Herod told the Magi that he wanted to worship the babe. But secretly Herod was plotting to kill the child. The wise men continued to follow the star in search of the newborn king. They found Jesus with his mother in Bethlehem.
The Magi bowed and worshiped him, offering treasures of gold, frankincense, and myrrh. When they departed, they did not return to Herod. They had been warned in a dream of his plot to destroy the child.