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The Prophets Foretell Jesus’ Birth: A Christmas Lesson from Well Fed Family

Merry Christmas from Well Fed Family!

Our gift to you this season!

I have written a set of lessons that can be used for family Bible study or devotional time. The lessons are suitable for approximately ages 6 to 13, but younger children can be included with some extra explanations from mom or dad. Older children of course can participate! They will probably have their own insight to share, and I have included some ideas for further study at the end. This will give older students, and curious younger ones, additional applications for the material.

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What is this lesson about?

The lesson begins with a memory verse. It is so important for kids to memorize scripture. Even when they don’t have a Bible handy, or mom and dad aren’t around they can still have access to God’s word on their own.

The lesson begins after the memory verse. It talks about some of the prophecies for Jesus. I encourage you to let the children read the scriptures aloud. Even very young ones can read with a little help. We want to empower our children to feel confident they can read and understand scripture!

At the end of the Bible lesson we take the learning into the kitchen with some interesting facts about one of the world’s favorite flavors – vanilla! I also include an easy recipe that kids of all ages will enjoy.

Finally there are sections to incorporate some beautiful music that complements the lesson, and also some ideas for artistic kids to get creative. At the very end are several ideas for extending the lesson for those who want to continue learning.

How Do I Use the Lesson?

You can do it in sections over the course of the week as part of a homeschool or after school Bible study. Or you can do it all at once as a family discussion time and then make and enjoy the recipe together.  There is no wrong way to use it.

Click HERE to download the lesson!

Merry Christmas!

Vanilla Cinnamon Apple Holiday Kombucha

I have been making kombucha for years and still never get tired of imagining new flavor combinations. I love the fizzy, fermented, slightly sour taste; it makes a great afternoon pick-me-up. It’s just an added bonus that it’s good for me! If you don’t know what kombucha is, I blogged about it here.

Buchi Kombucha company donated all the delicious kombucha for the meals at the recent Wise Traditions 2013 conference. They showcased their new holiday flavor of apple, vanilla, cinnamon and clove. I loved it and wanted to recreate it at home. My daughter, who loves my kombucha, isn’t crazy about clove, so I left that out for her. I include it here in the recipe, but you can omit it if you want.

apples and cinnamon sticksVanilla Apple Spice Kombucha

1 quart plain kombucha

1/2 cup organic apple cider

1/4 tsp vanilla extract

1/2″ piece of cinnamon stick

1 or 2 whole cloves

Add the spices, vanilla and cider to a clean swing-top or screw-top quart jar. Slowly pour in the plain kombucha to fill the container as full as possible. Close cap tightly. Cover the jar with a clean kitchen towel and set aside in an undisturbed place. Let the kombucha ferment at room temperature for two days. Chill well before enjoying.