If your family loves the Elf on the Shelf and you want to keep the fun going, check out Angel on Assignment. It's a children's activity book that offers a Christian alternative to the elf, teaching children about the angels who watch over them, not just at Christmas but all year long.
With beautiful illustrations and rhyming verse, Angel on Assignment takes readers through the angels' roles in the Christmas story and presents the ways guardian angels look out for boys and girls today--and how children can act as angels in disguise for friends who need help. See how many angels your child can find--some are hiding!
At the end of the book, you'll find detailed instructions for making your own angel. When you're finished, you can introduce your angel to your elf and let them keep an eye on things.
Then post a photo of your creation to the book's Facebook page, and check out the angels that other families have made!
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About the Author:
Wanda Carter Roush, a mother to five and MiMi to three, has homeschooled her children for the last twenty plus years. A former Sunday school teacher and children’s church director, she has used stories of angels to communicate God’s love to children.
The idea for Angel on Assignment came to Wanda while caring for her youngest daughter, who has severe epilepsy. While the Elf on the Shelf was fun, she wanted to instill a mysterious hope in her child’s heart that would last a lifetime. Wanda believes the angels catch the little ones when they fall and have caught her little one who “falls” often. Wanda’s hope is that this book would stir an awareness that angels are among us.
I received this book from Book Crash before Christmas. And although I read it, used it, and enjoyed it, sadly, I seemed to have gotten a bit side tracked in reviewing it.
So, I am recommending you check out this book for next Christmas. Yeah, I know its a little early to be talking about Christmas again, but honestly, its a great alternative for 'Elf on the Shelf'.
Our family doesn't do "Elf on the Shelf". Not because we are against it or anything like that, it just isn't something we have gotten into. We don't really "do" Santa either. But, as an alternative, this book is pretty neat. And although I would not make an angel and mystically have it moving around my house, I do think it is a great idea to teach our kids that angels are real and yes they are all around us, and they help us!
This book contains alot of great information on angels, what they do, etc... It also has a suggested crafts on making your own angel in the back.
I used this book in our children's church to share about angels and we also did an angel craft.
I want to thank Book Crash and the author for providing me with a free copy of this book. All opinions are my own.