Dec. 22 – Fourth Week – Monday

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Mary said: “My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord; my spirit rejoices in God my savior.” How are you sharing the Christmas story? Below is one easy way.

Activity: Share with someone the gift of M&Ms. Share the following poem: M&M Christmas Story

Here’s a fun, yummy Christmas tree game!

This game is simple to prepare. All you need are 20 M&Ms per player and a copy of the printable materials below.  Print the boards and M&M cards on card stock (laminate for future use).  Then cut the cards, shuffle and play!

Click here for the images of the game board and playing cards! 





• Each player takes a board and 20 M&Ms.  Then players sort their M&Ms by color onto the sorting boxes on their board.

• Shuffle the cards and leave them face down.

• Players take turns drawing a card and “decorating” their tree according to the color and number of M&Ms on the card drawn.

• The first player to completely decorate their tree wins!

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• Undecorate the tree!

• Start with all the M&Ms on the tree and be the first player to get all their M&Ms back in the sorting boxes!

The challenge is not eating the playing pieces while playing the game!

Happy tree trimming!

Quote for the day:
“The magic of Christmas is not the presents but in His presence.”

Gospel for the day: Luke 1:46-56