The children will be able to identify the significance of the North Star in their own lives.
Pre-cut yellow paper stars
Strips of ribbon
Ask the children to recall what they know of the Wise Men's journey and the significance of the North Star.
Take a moment to remind the children that the North Star gives us a sense of direction and reminds us that we have Jesus as our guide.
Invite the children to think of a special person in their lives who acts as a guide or mentor. Suggest a parent, older sibling, relative, teacher, and so on. Encourage the children to think of someone who is always there to help them out in times of confusion or when faced with a problem.
Provide each child with a cut-out of a yellow paper star.
Ask the children to write on one side of the star: Thank you, ________, for being a guiding light in my life. Have the children include a special note to the person they are thanking.
Ask the children to decorate the other side of the star with bright colors and glitter.
Consider punching holes at the top of each star and tying a ribbon through it, so that the stars can be used as Christmas ornaments.
Encourage the children to give the star to their special person.
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Try to have the stars cut out and hole punched before starting the activity.