If you have a decorated Christmas
tree in your classroom, you can use it as an object lesson to
teach some important Christian truths. If not, a picture of a
Christmas tree would suffice.
This reminds us of our sin. Adam and Eve ate the forbidden fruit
from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil in the Garden of
Eden, and Jesus died on a tree to take away our sins.
This points heavenwards, reminding us that Jesus came from
heaven to be our Saviour.
Reminds us that it was an Angel that brought the first Christmas
message to some Shepherds, Fear not, for I bring good tidings of
great joy, for unto you is born a Saviour, Christ the Lord.
Reminds us that God sent a special star to guide the wise men to
the baby Jesus.
Jesus came to give light to those in darkness, and guide us on
our way to heaven.
Remind us of the beauty of everlasting life obtained through
faith in Jesus.
Depository for gifts.
(Usually underneath the tree). Reminds us of the first and best
Christmas gift - Jesus Christ, God's gift to the world. We are
also reminded that for any gift to benefit us, we need to
receive it. If we don't personally receive Jesus into our lives
then, as far as we are concerned, He might as well never have
come to earth.