The Wordless Book Christmas Tree Poem and Activity

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The Wordless Book Christmas Tree Poem and Activity

Enjoy this Wordless Book Christmas tree poem and activity during your holiday time with your children.

Christmas is a time of great wonder for our children. And while visions of Santa and sugar plums might dance around in their heads, it is important that they learn the true meaning of Christmas – Jesus. Here is a sweet little poem that combines the true meaning of Christmas along with the Wordless Book colors.




If you are not familiar with the Wordless Book colors, click here for a full explanation.

In a nutshell, the Wordless Book colors use the 5 colors of yellow, black, red, white and green to explain the gospel of Jesus Christ. Each color represents an important part of the gospel. For example, black represents the sin in our lives.

I took a Christmas tree and added ornaments that match the Wordless Book colors and presented the following poem to the children during my Christmas program called “What Can I Give to Baby Jesus?”

To perform this poem you will need:

  • a star for the top of the tree
  • ornaments in a very dark color
  • ornaments that are red
  • ornaments that are white
  • ornaments that are green
  • ornaments that are yellow
  • lights for the tree

Follow along with the poem and let the children place the ornaments as best they can in rows.

At the end, they will love seeing the lights go on.

The Poem: Silent Night, Oh So Bright!

Once there was a silent night
Filled with Christmas wonder so bright

A tree in the town stood brave and tall
And wanted to show God’s love to all

First it wanted a star on its top
That would make people stare and stop

The people then waited around to see



The other ornaments go on the tree

The first row of baubles were pretty, but dark
To remind people they had sin in their heart

The next row of trinkets were a bright, bright red
To help us remember the blood Jesus shed

The next ornaments were sparkling white
Jesus came to forgive us so with God we’d be right

The next decorations were green and had lace
To remind us to grow in God’s love and grace

The last row of balls had a bright yellow hue
They told of Heaven where we’ll be when this life is through

The tree was beautiful! It told all of God’s love.
Now let’s turn its lights on to give glory to God above.

Written by Kathy Vincent, The Scripture Lady

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