kalei January 24, 2016 @ 8:17PM

Catholic Alphabet Letter N

That Catholic Alphabet Handwriting Program

The Letter N Is for Nativity

FAITH FOCUS: The Nativity of the Lord, Birth of Christ, Christmas

 

COPYWORK PASSAGE:

 

The Nativity of our Lord "While they were there, the time came for her to have her child, and she gave birth to her firstborn son.  She wrapped him in swaddling clothes and laid him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn." -Luke 2:6-7

 

POSSIBLE COMPLEMENTARY THEMES:

 

  • What does this Bible passage mean?
  • Discuss the Solemnity of Christmas.
  • Compare Advent and Christmas.
  • Recall the full story of Christ’s birth by reading from the Gospel of St. Luke.
  • Who is the Holy Family?
  • Who is the Blessed Virgin Mary?
  • Introduce the Joyful Mysteries of the Holy Rosary.
  • Highlight the Third Joyful Mystery of the Holy Rosary.
  • Find Bethlehem on a map.
  • On a map, trace the route that Mary and Joseph took to reach Bethlehem.
  • List some symbols or traditions of Christmas.
  • Have children share some family Christmas traditions they celebrate in their home.
  • Create a model of a crèche scene.
  • Introduce the Octave of Christmas.
  • Have children create a gift for Jesus.  (This is a tiny gift-wrapped box with a slip of paper within that notes a way they will show Him love by serving others, usually through acts of kindness to others.)
  • Introduce the first live nativity scene as organized by St. Francis of Assisi.
  • Who is St. Francis of Assisi?
  • Who is St. Luke, the author of this passage?

The Essentials

 

Catholic Alphabet Pack Letter N
Catholic Alphabet Pack Letter N
Catholic Alphabet Pack Letter N - N is for Nativity. This twelve-page printable featuring the letter N is only part of our Catholic Alphabet Handwriting Program. Learn more about this program designed to help writers of any age improve their writing and...
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The Extras

Here are only a few suggestions for resources to accompany this lesson.

Ready to Color Nativity Story Learning Cubes
Ready to Color Nativity Story Learning Cubes
Learn About and Prepare for Christmas with Cubes That Are Just Waiting to Be Decorated by Your Young Artist.   Use these cute cubes to help children learn about the Nativity of our Lord.  Each page provides a cube to be decorated, cut and assembled...
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Learning Cubes Featuring the Nativity Story
Learning Cubes Featuring the Nativity Story
Learn About and Prepare for Christmas with Cubes That Are Just Waiting to Be Put Together by Your Kiddos or Class   Use these cute colorful cubes to help children learn about the Nativity of our Lord.  Each page provides a cube to be cut and assembled...
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4 Cool Facts About the Nativity Graphic Organizer Worksheet
4 Cool Facts About the Nativity Graphic Organizer Worksheet
Help Children Understand the Nativity as the Birth of Jesus and the Representative Manger Scene.   Use this four-square graphic organizer worksheet to help children organize facts and information they learn about the Nativity - the birth of our Lord,...
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Know-N-Go Nativity Story Game
Know-N-Go Nativity Story Game
How Well Do You Know the Nativity Story? Use this fun game to help learners commit the details of the nativity story to their hearts and memories. Basic questions about the story of the birth of our Lord are presented in a get up and move type classroom...
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The Birth of Jesus Christmas Coloring Sheet
The Birth of Jesus Christmas Coloring Sheet
The Birth of the Christ Child Help children learn about the story of our Lord's birth with this coloring sheet that focuses on the nativity of the Christ Child as the Blessed Virgin Mary is pictured with the newborn Infant Jesus. This page is suitable...
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8 Words to Describe the Word Baby Worksheet
8 Words to Describe the Word Baby Worksheet
Focus on the Baby Jesus Help children practice using language skills by having them find adjectives to describe the word baby. The picture selected shows the Infant Jesus in a manger. This worksheet could be used strictly for grammar practice or as a...
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Joyful Mysteries of the Rosary 3-Part Montessori Cards
Joyful Mysteries of the Rosary 3-Part Montessori Cards
Joyful Mysteries of the Rosary 3-Part Montessori Cards.   Encourage students to learn at their own pace or to learn through play using this six-card set of Montessori cards to help children identify the Joyful Mysteries of the Holy Rosary by decade...
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Joyful Mysteries of the Rosary Cut and Paste Activity
Joyful Mysteries of the Rosary Cut and Paste Activity
Help Children Learn About the Joyful Mysteries with Cut and Paste Fun Use this activity sheet in home or classroom catechesis to help children learn about the Joyful Mysteries of the Holy Rosary.  A brief introduction to this group of mysteries is given...
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Life of Christ - Jesus Christ Is Born Notebooking Set
Life of Christ - Jesus Christ Is Born Notebooking Set
Life of Christ - Jesus Christ Is Born Notebooking Set This sixteen-page resource set features many different layouts, line-spacing options, and writing pages to help learners of any age recall and retell the event we have titled:  Jesus Christ Is Born. This...
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