This is a list from our Christmas book collection that I thought would be good “preparing” stories.
More lists to come for the Christmas Season!
Some families add little pieces of hay to the family nativity scene each time they do a good deed to make Jesus’ crib softer. I like this idea too. But if your children are struggling with the materialism surrounding the Christmas Season, then the stocking and presents brings a spiritual dimension to gifts.
This book is perfect for preschoolers who always love lift-the-flap books. It’s totally secular, but the illustrations are darling and it keeps their attention as they lift each flap.
The Legend of the Candy Cane is one of the sweetest stories I’ve read about the true meaning of Christmas. It’s difficult to find this edition of the book for a reasonable price. There is a new edition with different illustrations, but the story is the same.
This book is not for little ones. I think it’s more appropriate for Kindergarteners and older. This is an excellent story for children who are too consumed with presents and what they’re “getting for Christmas.”
This is not necessarily a very religious story, but the illustrations are beautiful and it is all about the anticipation of what’s to come.
I love this book for preschoolers. The animals are preparing the barn for a special visitor, just as we are preparing our homes and hearts for Jesus’ birth.
More to come!