Adapt for younger children by breaking the drawing prompts into smaller pieces and spread them out.
Day 1--Draw a Christmas tree with a star on top, lights all around and presents underneath.
Day 2--Answer in your journal why we use evergreens for Christmas trees? Hint: it's symbolic. You might need to ask an adult.
Day 3--What does the Star at the top mean? What about all of the twinkling lights?
Day 4--Why do we give each other presents? List each member of your family and what you would like to give them this year.
Day 5--Red is known as the first color of Christmas. Why? Why is green the second color of Christmas?
Day 6--Write the lyrics of your favorite Christmas hymn or Primary song. Why is it special to you?
Day 7--Down the left hand margin of your paper draw Christmas bells, a candy cane, and a wreath.
To the side of each one write down what they symbolize.
Day 8--Draw a picture of Baby Jesus in a manger, with Mary and Joseph at His side.
Day 9--Write about your picture from day 8.
Day 10--Draw the biggest star you can fit on your paper.
Day 11--Who did the star guide? What or who is your guiding star?
Day 12--Draw the stable with all of the animals.
Day 13--Write a story about what you imagine each animal gave Baby Jesus.
Day 14--Draw a picture of the Shepherds watching over their flocks being surprised by the Heavenly Host of Angels singing.
Day 15--Pretend you are one of the shepherd's children tending the flocks that night. Write about what it was like to hear the angels singing. What do you feel? What do you do next?
Day 16--Draw a picture of the 3 wise men seeing the star from far, far away.
Day 17--Pretend you are one of the Wise men. What would you do to prepare for such a long journey? Hint: it took them about two years to reach Baby Jesus.
Day 18--The Nephites who believed the signs of Jesus' birth would come were threatened with death. Would you be one of the believers? Why or why not?
Day 19--Draw a Nephite child seeing the star from Zarahemla. He or she is a believer.
Day 20--Imagine you are that Nephite child. Did it take great courage to believe? How did you feel when you saw sun set but it didn't get dark. What did you fell when you saw the star? How did the wicked Nephites feel when they saw the signs?
Day 21--The Wise men reach Bethlehem when Jesus was about two years old.They asked King Herod where Jesus might be. Draw a picture of the wise men visiting Jesus and His family.
Day 22--What gifts did the Wise men bring? Write about what each gift symbolized.
Day 23--Draw a picture of Joseph, Mary, and Jesus escaping Bethlehem at night.
Day 24-- Herod ordered all of the babies two years old to be killed. Pretend you are Mary or Joseph. You have been warned to flee. What do you take? Are you frightened or calm?
Merry Christmas to all!