The Find It In Scripture Game: Nativity of the Lord Can Help Kids Become Familiar with God's Word and the True Meaning of Christmas.
Use the Find It In Scripture Game: Nativity of the Lord to encourage children to learn about the Nativity of the Lord by reading and exploring Holy Scripture. This Montessori game gives a pictorial reference for each Biblical passage, solidifying the event in young Catholics' minds and hearts. Each Scripture reference presented highlights a particular detail of Christ’s birth, including the following.
-Angel Gabriel visits Mary saying that she will have a Son, Jesus. (Luke 1:26-38) - Art by Murillo
-Mary visits her cousin, Elizabeth, the mother of John the Baptist. (Luke 1:39-45) - Art by Pontormo
-Joseph and Mary go to Bethlehem to be enrolled. The city is full. (Luke 2:1-5) - Art by Tissot
-Mary gives birth to Jesus. She wraps Him up and lays Him in a manger. (Luke 2:6-7) - Art by Borovikovsky
-The angels announce Christ’s birth to the shepherds in the field. (Luke 2:8-14) - Art by Bloch
-The shepherds visit baby Jesus in the stable. (Luke 2:15-18) - Art by Mengs
How to Use the Find It In Scripture Game: Nativity of the Lord
First, print out one playing set per student, group, or team of students - one playing board, six playing pieces, and one answer key. Next, cut the playing pieces apart. You may choose to laminate the parts and have students place the pieces onto the game board.
Use the Scripture clues provided to match the image cards to the Bible references. Children can work individually, in teams, or in groups to read the clues and find the matching playing pieces.
Some teachers may want to laminate the playing set for repeated use in the classroom. An answer card is provided to allow children to check their work independently.
Another way to use this set is to allow students to decorate and glue the images into place as a one-time use activity.