Christmas Word Play
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    “Christmas Word Play,” Friend, December 2018

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    Christmas Word Play

    word search activity

    Illustration by Brad Teare

    Starry Search

    A bright new star announced the birth of Jesus Christ. And other stars shone down on Bethlehem too. See if you can find all the words about these heavenly lights.

    • sparkle

    • celestial

    • glory

    • resplendent

    • brilliant

    • shine

    • dazzle

    • radiant

    • gleam

    • heavenly

    • sign

    • galaxy

    • universe

    • beam

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    Saints and Angels Sing

    Have your family or a group of friends take turns unscrambling the titles of the Christmas songs below. (It’s fun to work in teams.) Then have everyone choose a favorite one to sing! Check answers below.

    • yoj ot het drowl

    • yaaw ni a grenam

    • crupite a thramsics

    • nhwe pesojh twen ot letmehebh

    • stamshric slelb

    • krha! eth dralhe snagel gins

    • het srift lone

    • ho, emoc, lal ey tahuliff

    Answers: “Joy to the World,” “Away in a Manger,” “Picture a Christmas,” “When Joseph Went to Bethlehem,” “Christmas Bells,” “Hark! the Herald Angels Sing,” “The First Noel,” “Oh, Come, All Ye Faithful”