Making Memories & Teaching Your Child about Jesus {The Star from Afar, a New Interactive Game About the Christmas Story}

Posted on Dec 13 2015 - 8:24pm by Kelley
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Star from Afar - Teaching Your Child about Jesus

When I came across the Star from Afar, I was so excited to check it out. The day it showed up my doorstep to share with you all, I could hardly wait to start it with my kids. Having three young kids and wanting to instill in them the story of Jesus and why we celebrate this season is so important to me. I want my kids to grow up thinking of Christmas a Jesus’ birthday and being thankful for the gifts he’s given, but I also want them to have the traditions and fun memories that I had growing up too.

Since my kids range from 7 months all the way to 6 years old, finding fun ways to incorporate the bible and the story of Jesus’ birth is the best way to really instill these values into their tiny little minds. Here’s how it works :

Star from Afar Game - How It Works


I set up our manger as a surprise for the kids and let them find it with excitement as we read the story and talked about why we celebrate this magical season. My kids dash around the house first thing in the morning to spot their star and are eager to move the traveling wisemen to their space.

The Christmas Star from Afar - An Intentional Tradition to Celebrate Christmas

The book showcases gorgeous illustrations with the story of the Star from Afar and how the wisemen followed the star each night to travel to greet baby Jesus on his birthday. My kids love playing with the manger and I feel good about them spending time playing with something so special. In the back of the storybook is a bible verse for each day of December you can read everyday too.

You still have time to grab this perfectly packaged set for a surprise gift this Christmas. If you use code BESTGIFT at checkout, you can even get one gift wrapped with a hand written note thrown in for free! Have any kids left on your Christmas life? Gift them with Star from Afar and start a family tradition that can be used for years to come. I love how well made the set is and see myself passing it down to my kids children many many years from now.

Star from Afar - Celebrating Jesus' Birthday

Follow me on Instagram and Star from Afar to check out some of the adventures of our star and others and to take a peek at my kids enjoying this new tradition and making special memories to remember this holiday season.

For more in my Crazy for Christmas series, check out my tips for designing the perfect Christmas card & having an intentional Christmas when your kids are small too!


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14 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Kate K (My Mommy Brain) December 14, 2015 at 9:37 am - Reply

    What a great idea! Love that it includes a bible verse to read every day in December.

  2. Sandy a la Mode December 14, 2015 at 11:14 am - Reply

    that looks like a fun and educational game!!

    Sandy a la Mode

  3. Lynzy December 14, 2015 at 3:05 pm - Reply

    This is such a great idea!

  4. Coolchillmom December 14, 2015 at 7:23 pm - Reply

    There is nothing like learning when entertained

  5. Brooke @ Blushing Noir December 14, 2015 at 7:27 pm - Reply

    What a wonderful gift!

  6. Ashley December 14, 2015 at 9:00 pm - Reply

    That is seriously one of the cutest nativity scenes I’ve ever seen!

  7. Krystal December 14, 2015 at 10:06 pm - Reply

    What a fun tradition to start.

  8. Christine December 14, 2015 at 10:07 pm - Reply

    This is such a great idea. I love it!

  9. Ashley December 15, 2015 at 8:50 am - Reply

    Seems like a great tradition to start this year 🙂

  10. Jessica H. December 15, 2015 at 12:58 pm - Reply

    This is such an adorable Nativity set! And a great idea for sharing the story of Christmas!

  11. Carrie @Frugal Foodie Mama December 15, 2015 at 4:50 pm - Reply

    This is such a sweet idea! <3

  12. Jess Scull December 16, 2015 at 9:08 pm - Reply

    This is such a fantastic idea!

  13. Carly December 18, 2015 at 11:46 pm - Reply

    This is ADORABLE, I love it!

  14. Jamie December 29, 2015 at 2:53 pm - Reply

    What a cute little game and a really neat way to teach your children the Christmas story!

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