Yesterday, we kicked off the season with our Advent Wreath. Today, the kids learned about the history of the Christmas tree and made "conifers". One of the books I use to reference throughout our activities is The ADVENTure of Christmas by Lisa Whelchel. It is such a great tool for the education behind different activities. I had never used this book until last year when a friend introduced me to it. It has become such a great addition to our holiday traditions.
Cone-ifers are small edible Christmas trees made from ice cream cones, green icing, and mini M&M's. YUM!
Christmas Tree Tidbit - Evergreen trees are used as a symbol of God and the shape of the tree represents the Holy Trinity - Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.