Sunday, December 16, 2007

The Legend of the Candy Cane

We enjoyed a new book this snowy afternoon. The Legend of the Candy Cane
is the story about a stranger that comes into a town and is befriended by a named Lucy.
Together, Lucy and the stranger transform an empty storefront into a wonderful candyshop.
They also spread the story of the candy cane and the symbolism associated with it.
We learned that the shape of the candycane is very important. If you turn it one way, it is a J-for our savior Jesus Christ. If you turn it the other way you have a shepherd's staff-the first people to come to Jesus on Christmas Day. The red color is for the blood that Jesus shed for us on the cross, and white it for our souls, washed pure and white, in His .
After the story, everyone got busy making our own candy canes with pipe cleaners and beads.
Even Luke, with total concentration, was able to put the beads onto the pipe cleaner.
The results were amazing. I can't wait for these to be put onto our Christmas tree.


Anonymous said...

I love it, Joann! You make the best crafts.

Aunt Jean said...

Great canes. They will look so nice on your tree.

Michelle Waters said...

What a great project! And thanks for the dress pattern too...