Names of Jesus Banner

Names of Jesus Banner

Would you like a simple, yet meaningful, banner to decorate your home this Christmas?  If so, I have two free printables for you that I hope will bless you and your family! 

I recently finalized the second volume of His Great Name: Jesus.  For each volume, I decided to also create coordinating pennants with the names that we are studying.  Regardless of whether you also choose to explore the names of Jesus with us this Christmas, feel free to print and make your own banner to adorn your home and bring a heedful reminder to who we want to focus our hearts and minds on each day- Jesus!

Gather your supplies:

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  • Names of Jesus Banner (2 FREE printables to choose from at Hubbard’s Cupboard)
  • White Trim/Cord (3 yards long and about 3/16 inches thick)
  • Cardstock (white)
  • Scissors
  • Hole Punch 

 

Steps to Creating Your ‘Names of Jesus Banner’

 

1) Download the ‘Names of Jesus Banner’ printable from Hubbard’s Cupboard.

2) Print the banner pieces onto white cardstock.

3) Carefully cut along the thick, black, outside edges of each pennant.

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4) Use your hole punch to make two holes in each name pennant. 
(Punch each hole along the dotted line, halfway between the top edge of the pennant and the name block.)

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5) Organize the pennants so that there is an even amount of names and titles on either side of  the larger ‘Jesus’ pennant.  (We organized our name pennants according to the order in which we plan to study the names of Jesus using His Great Name: Jesus (Volume 2). )

6) Slide each name along the cord, adjusting the space between each as necessary.

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7) That’s it!  Super easy!

Now, you have a simple, but purposeful trimming for your fireplace, larger doorway, or wall.Names of Jesus Banner2

Let them praise your great and awesome name— he is holy.
~ Psalm 99:3

May you cherish this season leading up to the celebration of the birth of our Savior!

Light of the World Jar Candle Craft

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The people walking in darkness have seen a great light;
on those living in the land of the shadow of death a light has dawned. 
For to us a child is born, to us a son is given,
and the government will be on his shoulders.
And he will be called Wonderful Counselor,  Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. 
Of the increase of his government and peace there will be no end.

~ Isaiah 9:2, 6-7a

 

Christmas is the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ!  I’m so thankful that, while we were lost in darkness and sin, God sent His promised Savior and His One and Only Son –  to bring light to our darkened world, to penetrate our sin laden hearts, and to shine the Truth of His holiness, justness, love, and grace.

I’m thrilled to be part of the Bible Christmas Crafts for Kids series hosted by Danika at Thinking Kids .  Today, I’m sharing a simple Light of the World Jar Candle Craft  that could be a delightful gift and/or decoration for helping us to reflect on Christ this season! 

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Jesus, The Light of the World Christmas Craft for Kids

 

His Great Name: Jesus

His Great Name

 

In the Bible, God placed tremendous significance on names. Whether it was the naming of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, Abram’s name being changed to Abraham (Genesis 17:1-6), Jacob becoming Israel (Genesis 32:28), or when Jesus changed Simon’s name to Peter (John 1:42) – assigning names, changing names, or disclosing titles was important and wrapped in meaning.

A couple of Christmas’ ago our family worked together to construct a set of wooden names of Jesus ornaments.  They create a beautiful display on our tree and are a visual reminder of who we celebrate at Christmas – Jesus!   Shortly after assembling the ornaments, they turned into a springboard for a Christmas exploration on the names and titles of Jesus!

She will give birth to a son,
and you are to give him the name
Jesus,
because he will save his people from their sins.

~Matthew 1:21

Were you aware that Jesus has over 200 names or titles that refer to Him?  Why?  Well, each name reveals either more of His nature and character, His position in relation to God the Father, or the mission and purpose that He was to fulfill.  There is so much to discover as you study His Great Name!

His Great Name: Jesus is designed to be a three year advent study focusing on who Jesus is. It creates an opportunity, as a family, to pause during this busy season and to refocus our hearts and minds on who Jesus is, why He came, and His great love and sacrifice for us.

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In Volume 1, our children followed the birth of Jesus chronologically through Scripture readings, learned the meanings behind 13 of the titles and names given to Jesus (such as Savior, Immanuel, and Son of God), attempted to relate the spiritual truth learned about Jesus to their own lives, copied and recited Luke 2:1-20, and sang related hymns of praise to Jesus.

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His Great Name: Jesus (Volume 2) contains 14 additional names beheld by Jesus.  Our children worked through part of these lessons last December and we look forward to completing them during this Christmas season.  Through Scripture readings, students get a big picture overview of creation, sin, God’s plan for redemption, the birth of Jesus our Savior, His death, burial, and resurrection, His promise to return, and the need for our continual growth in Christ. They also copy and memorize John 1:1-18, learn the significance of Jesus’ names (such as The Word, Creator, Light of the World, Lamb of God, etc.), discover how these can influence their view of Christ, and sing hymns to praise His Great Name!

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Let them praise your great and awesome name
— he is holy.

~Psalm 99:3

 

Come study with us the most precious name of all – Jesus!

Salvation is found in no one else,
for there is no other name under heaven
given to men by which we must be saved.

~Acts 4:12

‘Hot on the Trail’ of Learning

detective 004 (2) Have you heard of the 100th Day of School?   Typically, it is an elementary school celebration and is a HUGE day jam packed with fun learning activities – especially in kindergarten and first grade classrooms across the country.  

As a former K teacher and now a homeschool mama to 5 kiddos ranging from Kindergarten to 8th grade, I’ve helped our children celebrate their fair share of 100th days around here.  With each year, it has become more and more challenging to figure out how to include both the younger and older kids in the day’s festivities, making it engaging and relevant to what they are learning.  I tried to break it to the older kids that this year the 100th day activities would be just be for the elementary aged kids, but that didn’t go over so well.  LOL!  

Take a closer look at a few of our ‘hot on the trail’ activities (across grade levels)…

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detective hats for our younger kids as they begin their learning investigations

tiny clues 
Tiny Clues

100 Hunt (2) 
100th Day 1-100 Sticker Hunt

100th Day Collections 
the younger kids’ 100th Day 100 Item Collections

detective donuts 
Don’t all good detectives deserve some donuts (and coffee, aka hot cocoa)?!

fingerprint suspects 
Fingerprint Suspects

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The Cupcake Mystery Game (A ‘Clue’ Math Game)

hot on the trail mix
Our 100th Day ‘Hot on the Trail’ Mix
(The kids discovered that ten groups of ten small snack items add up to be a pretty large snack!)

revealing secret words 
Revealing Secret Words

Scripture search
Scripture Search for the older kids

secret case files 
Secret Case Files (The numbers correspond to each detective’s grade level.  =) )

detective cupcakes
A special dessert fitting for our super sleuths!

That was just a quick glimpse, but there was so much more to our day!  I’ve added our resource packet (with both elementary and middle grade ideas), to our Joyful Heart Learning shop.  Come check it out!

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More 100th Day Resources:
100th Day (free ideas and printables at Hubbard’s Cupboard)
Touchdown: Celebrating 100 Days (for purchase at our Joyful Heart Learning Shop at Teacher’s Notebook)

Names of Jesus Ornaments

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Last year, after coming across this wonderful tutorial, our family decided to make ornaments with the names of Jesus on them to share at Christmas time.  It was definitely a whole family project – but so rewarding in the end!  After assembling many to give away, we then agreed to work together to create one more complete set to display on our own Christmas tree. 

Want to take a peek at the process?  We pretty much followed the instructions in the tutorial at Today’s Fabulous Finds, but I created our own name set with a different font. 

 

1) Gathering the supplies:

(large paint sticks, scrapbook paper, printed names, brown ink pad, Q-tips, chocolate colored spray paint, sandpaper, Modge Podge, foam brush, wire, ruler, small hand saw, drill, pliers)

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2) Preparing the Printable Names:

Copying, Cutting, and Inking the edges
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3) Preparing the Paint Sticks

Measuring, Marking, and Cutting
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Sanding
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Drilling the Holes
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Painting
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Distressing the Edges
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4) Assembling the Ornaments:

Attaching the Printable Names with Modge Podge

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Drying
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Cutting the Wire and Threading it Through the Holes
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5) Enjoying the Ornaments!

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Creating the Names of Jesus Ornaments was a memorable time of working cooperatively as a family – AND we now have a great visual reminder of who Jesus is to display each Christmas season.

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