This novena is perfect for parents or teachers who want to bring the true meaning of Christmas alive for kids. It is a springboard for other creative activities. The symbols can be colored and cut-out and hung on a Christmas tree as ornaments. Alternatively, each day the colored elements of the Christmas scene from the novena could be attached to tiny magnets and a "refrigerator" nativity scene could be created. On Christmas day the children could lead the family in re-telling the Christmas story as a special "meal blessing" before the Christmas dinner or before opening presents. Teachers could use the novena throughout Advent so that the children assemble their own "nativity" to bring home as ornaments or in a box so they can tell the story at home. Or they could give the ornaments with their own written or recorded version of the Christmas story to shut-ins in the parish.