Lift the Lid on Christmas
The ‘Lift the Lid on Christmas’ Discovery Box explores the biblical accounts of the first Christmas and the importance of this festival for Christians today. The wide variety of resources enables pupils to thoroughly engage with the events of the first Christmas and begin to understand how the birth of Jesus fits into the big story of the whole Bible.
Discovery Box Contents
The ‘Lift the Lid on Christmas’ resources provide opportunities for children to work towards the following learning outcomes.
- Know that Christmas is a festival which celebrates the birth of Jesus and that Advent is a time when Christians prepare for the coming of Jesus.
- Know that the story of the first Christmas is found in the Bible and that the different Gospels give different details.
- Recall the events of the first Christmas.
- Describe ways in which the events of the first Christmas shape how the festival is celebrated today.
- Begin to understand how the first Christmas fits into the bigger story of the Bible and the world.
- Understand that Christians believe that Jesus is ‘God on Earth’ and that this is called the Incarnation.
- Describe what a Christian believes about who Jesus was and how that influences the way they celebrate Christmas and the way they lead their lives.