Merry Christmas Eve! Today I'm sharing two stories! The first is our favorite nativity story, "Room for a Little One" by Marti...

'Room for a Little One' and 'La Noche Buena' - Read and Rise December 2020

Merry Christmas Eve! Today I'm sharing two stories! The first is our favorite nativity story, "Room for a Little One" by Martin Waddell. This story is told from the animals' perspective who, unlike all the people living in Bethlehem, gladly made room for Mary and Joseph and welcomed little Jesus into the world. For me, it's not only a sweet story about the birth of Jesus, but a nice reminder that all the amazing animals in this world deserve our care and respect.


Featured story: "Room for a Little One" by Martin Waddell



The second story is "La Noche Buena" by Antonio Sacre. This story is about a little girl who is accustomed to spending Christmas in snowy New England with her mom's family but is going down to hot Miami to spend Christmas with her Cuban father and his family. At first she's very disappointed that Christmas won't be like normal, but as she starts getting involved with preparations and celebrations, she learns that different does not have to be bad. I think this is an especially WONDERFUL story for this year, when most of us will be celebrating Christmas a little differently! 


Featured story: "La Noche Buena" by Antonio Sacre


Christmas Eve Activity: My kids like to not only leave out cookies for Santa, but treats for his reindeer! Here is a recipe for a cute reindeer treat you can sprinkle out on your lawn tonight! 

However you celebrate, stay safe and have a happy holiday with the ones you love!


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