Funstuf

By D. A. Stone


Tidings of Great Joy!

Read Luke 2:8–21, then fill in this Christmas acrostic with the missing words in the sentences below:

While shepherds were watching their (1) ________ at night, the angel of the Lord appeared and the glory of the Lord (2) ________ around them. They were (3) _______, but the angel said, “Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.

“For unto you is born this day in the city of David a (4) _______, which is Christ the Lord.” Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared, (5) ________ God.

When the angels had left them, the shepherds said, “Let us now go even unto (6) ________.” There, they found (7) _______, Joseph, and the Babe, who was lying in a (8) _______. The child was named (9) _______.

  1. 1.

    __ __ __ C __ __

  2. 2.

    __ H __ __ __

  3. 3.

    __ __ R __ __ __

  4. 4.

    __ __ __ I __ __ __

  5. 5.

    __ __ __ __ S __ __ __

  6. 6.

    __ __ T __ __ __ __ __ __

  7. 7.

    M __ __ __

  8. 8.

    __ A __ __ __ __

  9. 9.

    __ __ S __ __

Answers:

(1) flocks, (2) shone, (3) afraid, (4) Saviour, (5) praising, (6) Bethlehem, (7) Mary, (8) manger, (9) Jesus.

Wild Gifts

Presents for animals? Sure. Didn’t you ever hear of a fly ball? Can you pick a perfect present from the list for each animal?

1. Gnu

train

2. Piggy

brush

3. Mule

shoes

4. Dog

stool

5. Cow

ball

6. Cuckoo

bank

7. Moth

boat

8. Shrimp

slip

9. Toad

sled

10. Hare

clock

Answers:

(1) gnu (new) shoes, (2) piggy bank, (3) mule train, (4) dogsled, (5) cowslip, (6) cuckoo clock, (7) mothball, (8) shrimp boat, (9) toadstool, (10) hare (hair) brush.