So, although I only presented the lesson once to a group of four children, I know that more children received that lesson!
Today I gave the lesson about the Nativity which most of the children know and enjoy. They like to talk about how the shepherds may have felt when he host of angels suddenly began singing to them. They wonder what Mary and Joseph were thinking when they were visited by these dirty, smelly shepherds and their sheep! The children always have many wise and insightful words about this story that get lost as we age.
I find that the wonder of Christmas stays alive in me because I get to hear about it from your children.
What you can do at home: Get a children's nativity that your child can play with. You will be amazed at the ideas your child will have when relating this story. Read the story from the Bible with your child. Note the names of the people involved, the cities and wonder how the different characters may have felt when these amazing things kept happening!