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Alphabet > Letter S > Sand dollar

Animals > Ocean | Seashore > Sand dollar


Holidays & Events >
April > Int'l Week of the Ocean
June > Zoo and Aquarium Month

Online Stories > Animals >
* Viewing a Sand Dollar
* Legend of the Sand Dollar
Visit the Sand dollar theme for related activities and crafts for the activity below.

Activity:  The Legend of the Sand Dollar
This anonymous poem has Biblical and Christian message.

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


Discuss as you deem necessary.  Refer to the image of the sand dollar and point to the different parts mentioned in the poem.

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