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Birth of Jesus

The birth and early childhood of Jesus (See also Christmas)

"Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord." Luke 2:11


Activities

Christmas Distractions

In this activity, students will create a silly story about things that can distract us from the true meaning of Christmas.

Holiday Distractions

An activity that challenges students to cut out the distractions that can come with celebrating the holidays and focus on Jesus and make celebrating Him the priority!

Jesus and Me

How does a child's life today compare to when Jesus was born? This activity helps kids relate to Jesus.

Lying in a Manger

(Coloring page) A Christmas scene of Mary, Joseph and the baby Jesus lying in a manger. (Luke 2:12)

Star Hunt

In this fun activity students will use star clues to find a special treasure that reminds them to seek Jesus daily.

Bookmarks

Wisemen Bookmark

Students will make a beautiful bookmark craft reminding them to seek Jesus through God’s Word.

Bulletin Boards

Angels Singing

When Jesus was born, the angels appeared praising the new born Savior. With this bulletin board, the joy of Jesus will be known throughout the classroom. The angels are three dimensional.

Crafts

Genealogy of Jesus Wheel

Jesus came from a royal family, a direct descendant of King David. The Genealogy of Jesus Wheel provides the kids a fun way to compare the Genealogy of Jesus with their own.

Pyramids of Egypt

Students will create a pyramid snack constructed from graham crackers and icing to remind them of God’s protection of Jesus in Egypt.

Wisemen Bookmark

Students will make a beautiful bookmark craft reminding them to seek Jesus through God’s Word.

Games

Hunt for the King

An exciting game of hide and seek that involves many characters of Christmas hunting for the King.

Seeing Stars

Children have fun collecting bright shining stars while learning how they too can shine for Jesus.

Lessons

Herod, the Opposing Ruler

In this lesson, the children will learn how God protected Jesus even though King Herod worked hard to kill Him. Herod represents those that are against God and Jesus during Christmas.

THE BIRTH OF CHRIST

This four lesson series for Christmas teaches children about the marvelous events that took place during the birth of Jesus.

The Distracted Innkeeper

In this lesson, the children will learn about the Innkeeper. We will discuss some of the distractions that can get in the way of focusing on Jesus as we celebrate Christmas. We will provide some practical ways to “make room” for Jesus this Christmas.

The Religious Leaders

In this lesson, the children will learn about the Religious Leaders that were too busy being pious to notice that Jesus had been born. We will talk about the difference between having a head full of knowledge and a heart full of knowledge during the Christmas season.

The Shepherds

In this lesson, the children will learn about the Shepherds and the excitement and joy that filled them upon hearing news of Jesus’ birth. They let this excitement change their plans, their hearts, and their action as they chose to share the Good News.

Wisemen Seek Jesus

In this lesson, the children will learn about the Wisemen. We will focus on the example they set for us in seeking Jesus with all that they had in order to worship Him fully.

Puzzles

Find Your Focus

(Maze) A fun puzzle that will challenge students to recognize some of the distractions that can be demanding during the Christmas season and remind them of the true reason to celebrate Christmas.

King Herod is Troubled

(Crossword) In this puzzle, students will use the story from Matthew 2:1-20 to answer questions about King Herod and his opposition to Jesus.

Shepherds Spread the Good News

(Word Search) Students will complete a puzzle about the shepherds that spread the good news of Jesus' birth.

Wisemen Search

(Word Search) Students will complete the following puzzle about the Wisemen that searched for Jesus so that they could worship Him.

Skits

The Birth of Jesus

A lively skit about the people and times during the Birth of Jesus. (Skit for nine to fourteen)

The Christmas Gift

Sometimes the best Christmas gift is receiving the Gift of Jesus (A skit for five)

What is Christmas?

The true celebration of Christmas is when we welcome the everlasting gift of God's own Son. (A skit for four)

Songs

Straight Down From Heaven My God Came

(Audio Available) A song about God's perfect gift of salvation for all mankind. Sung to the tune “Up On The Housetop"

The Window (A Christmas Poem)

A poem about a brilliant light in the night showing the way to the newborn king.