advent activities – springville moa religious exhibit

The kiddos and I met our cousins at the Springville MOA and enjoy the annual Spiritual and Religious Art of Utah Exhibition.  It was a perfect opener to our beloved Holiday Season.  Many of the pieces depicted the birth of our Savior.  There was a Peruvian Nativity and many other spiritually related works to enjoy. 

Becky’s fav:


The Living Christ by Joseph F. Brickey (
I had too many favs…) 🙂


After quickly visiting the main floor, the kiddos were ready for a picnic outside.  Becky, Cora, and I sat in the grass while Luke and the kiddos played hide n’seek amidst the large trees and sculptures. 

Just before we parted, the kiddos spied the leaves pleading to be racked and jumped in.  They spent the next 20 minutes or so playing in the leaves, rolling down the hill, and burying each other.  They didn’t want to leave Luke.  The explorer didn’t want to go without Cora…he climbed in the car with her. 

As for a book, we’ve been reading I Believe in Santa Claus by Diane G. Adamson.  A beautiful way to introduce symbols and meaning of Christmas and the Savior. 

I Believe in Santa Claus

Art is a beautiful way to teach symbolism and types.  What are some of your favorite Holiday stories that teach symbols?

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