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The Legend of the Sand dollar Preschool Printable Activity and Online Story

The Legend of the Sand dollar Preschool Printable Activity and Online Story

Visit the sand dollar theme for related activities and crafts for the activity below.

Activity:  Read and make a bookmark

This anonymous poem has a Biblical and Christian message. Refer to the image of the sand dollar and point to the different parts mentioned in the poem. It is appropiate for Easter or Chrismas.

Bookmark instructions: Only the poem will print. Print to cardstock, or print to paper, cut out, paste to sturdy craft paper, and laminate for durability.

Activity: A read-aloud of the legend - Unknown author, and Chris Auer's picture book, The Legend of the Sand dollar @ YouTube.

The Legend of the Sand dollar

There's a pretty little legend
That I would like to tell
Of the birth and death of Jesus
Found in this lowly shell

If you examine closely,
You'll see that you find here
Four nail holes and a fifth one
Made by a Roman's Spear.

On one side the Easter Lily,
Its center is the star
That appeared unto the shepherds
And led them from afar.

The Christmas poinsettia
Etched on the other side
Reminds us of His birthday
Our Happy Christmastide.

Now break the center open
And here you will release
The five white doves awaiting
To spread Good Will and Peace.

This simple little symbol,
Christ left for you and me
To help us spread his Gospel
Through all eternity.