The 6th of January (though some will celebrate on Sunday 3rd) marks the day when, traditionally, Christians celebrate the visit of the wise men to the Holy Family. Here are some ideas to help if you’re joining in!
You will need: needles, magnets, craft foam scissors, a big bowl, water, a compass or phone with a compass app,
Cut a star shape out of the craft foam. Your needle will have a sharp end and an end with an eye. Your magnet will either be labelled with a north and south pole or will have two sides. Take your needle and rub the sharp end of it over the North end of the magnet 30 times (rub in the same direction every time). If your magnet is not labelled, just choose one of the sides to start with. Now take the eye end of the needle, and rub it 30 times in the same direction over the south end (or other side) of the magnet. Thread the needle through the foam star and float the star on the water. Watch as one end of the needle gravitates and points towards the North and think about how the wise men followed the direction of the star.
Talk about: What or who helps you know where to go in your life? Are you good at knowing the way? What or who do you follow?
Pray: Ask God to help you to see the right way to go in life.
Watch the Epiphany Story Video
Make a garland with paper stars
Print on paper with star shaped cookie cutters dipped in paint
Make and decorate star shaped biscuits