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Dec 9, 2022

How can we wrap our children in Christ at Christmas?

Today's guest, Lee Ann Mancini, is an award-winning, best-selling, Christian children’s author, and Executive Producer of Sea Kids, which can be viewed on Pure Flix, Right Now Media, (Answers in Genesis) and Minno. Lee Ann is the host of the award-winning podcast Raising Christian Kids. She is also an adjunct professor at South Florida Bible College and Theological Seminary, and her desire is to help children build a strong foundation in Christ so they can stand strong against this ever-increasing anti-Christian culture. 

Lee Ann Mancini shares a wealth of tips to help parents infuse the holiday season with eternal meaning and joy.

Lee Ann offers these valuable tips for parents:

  • Encourage children to choose a favorite verse to unpack and learn more about each week during the advent season.
  • Choose gifts to create a sacred play space for your children.
  • Provide children's books with positive messages and character-strengthening lessons.
  • Invite your children to join you in purchasing gifts for needy neighbors.
  • Encourage kids to help write and send thoughtful, scripture-centered messages to those who need inspiration, like love letters from Jesus.
  • Bring bookmarks with spiritual messages to community Christmas activities and allow your kids to offer them to those who will receive them.
  • Play storytelling games with your kids to spark their imagination about the Christmas story.
  • Participate with your kids in Christ-centered craft activities at art centers.
  • Encourage your kids to use their talents and gifts to share hope and joy at Christmas.
  • Include Christ-honoring elements in your home decor.
  • Hang an extra stocking for a child in need and invite your kids to deliver the gifts with you to the organization or neighbor.
  • Encourage kids to use sticky notes to post their favorite verses on the mirror or near their bed.
  • Include inspirational elements in playtime with your kids.
  • Choose a local food pantry and allow your kids to participate in sharing with those in need. Consider making these charitable opportunities personal and relational.

Lee Ann Mancini shares the personal story of how she developed her Sea Kids children's books. These seven books help kids cope with struggles they experience, such as dealing with bullies or difficult personalities. Mancini's books are available on Novel Effect, which rewards young readers with sound effects as they read. Her Sea Kids animation series is available as 26 episodes. Check out a free episode on YouTube at

Mancini's resources include curriculum. Visit to get all her valuable books, resources, and Raising Christian Kids podcast episodes.

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