Friday, September 23, 2011

VeggieTales the Little Drummer Boy DVD!

I'm so delighted for the opportunity to share with you the new VeggieTale DVD which releases October 1st - the Little Drummer Boy! Veggies took the classic story of the Little Drummer Boy and added their "Veggie touch" by adding songs, fun and most importantly, a much-needed lesson we all need to hear!


In this story, Junior is hurt when he thinks his friends "ditched" him when they went caroling. He becomes angry, but Grandpa Grape encourages him with the truth, "sometimes people make mistakes and the best thing you can do is to forgive them." He then shares the story of the Little Drummer Boy with Junior, who learns, "every good story has some bumps along the way" and "when our hearts are filled with joy and love we are able to forgive those who hurt us." Veggies re-tells the story of the Little Drummer Boy with a strong emphasis on forgiving others - a message we all need to hear . . .  "Far more powerful than what any person could take away from him was the gift of love and forgiveness given to him the first Christmas morning! Because God forgives us - we can forgive others!" Talk with the children in your ministry about a time when they were hurt by someone. Help them understand when they make the choice to forgive, they are making the choice to show God's love and experience joy! Just as in this story Aaron and Junior made the choice to forgive, we can do the same!



"The Little Drummer Boy features a special version of the iconic “The Little Drummer Boy” song performed and recorded by Dove and Grammy Award-winning artists BeBe and CeCe Winans just for this episode, as well as the brand new Silly Songs, “The 8 Polish Foods of Christmas” and “Can’t Smile Without Ewe.”


"Additionally, Big Idea has teamed up with Christian Charity World Vision to provide gift-giving opportunities through World Vision’s Gift Catalog, offering families ways to teach their children about the joy of giving and helping others in need. More information about the partnership or to view the Gift Catalog can be found at www.veggieatales.com/worldvision." I love how VeggieTales provides real opportunities for us to help our grandchildren live out the truths of the messages in their stories . . . when the little drummer boy was willing to set aside his hurt and give to someone else, he received the best gift of all - love and forgiveness! Let's involve the children and families in our ministries in giving to others this Christmas . . . and World Vision's gift catalog is one excellent option!


I'm delighted to share free downloadable coloring pages with you from the Little Drummer Boy! Just follow these two links and print them out for the children and families in your ministry to enjoy! (You'll find two more links on my other blog  - grandma's cookie jar - for two additional free coloring pages).

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