For God So Loved the World Christmas Ornament

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For God So Loved the World Christmas Ornament: an activity for children of all ages. God loves us so much that He sent His Son to Earth so that each of us would have a choice in accepting His gift of Love.  In this activity, children will learn that Jesus came to save all who live on this Earth.

*This activity was adapted from an activity found on

  • Supplies:
  • Throughout the week, memorize John 3:16, “For God loved the world so much that he gave his only Son so that anyone who believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”
  • While doing this activity, consider talking with your child about how much God loves children all around the world. Sing the song, Jesus Loves the Little Children of the World:

  • Using the circle punch, cut circles out of an old map.
  • Paint the back of the map with Mod Podge and stick it on the ornament.
  • Press each circle down so it lays as flat as possible.
  • Continue doing this with each circle piece, overlapping the circles to wrap the entire ornament.
  • Let everything dry for a bit and then cover the entire ornament with Mod Podge to seal it.
  • Decorate further with tying a ribbon under the lid or adding some glitter onto the metal top (using Mod Podge) if desired.
  • Consider sending this ornament to a child in an orphanage along with some other needed items.
  • Take pictures and tag #theabundantgarden on Instagram to share your fun and for an opportunity to be featured @theabundantgarden.